Saturday, December 08, 2012
Day 5 - (I think)
I had my day pretty much all planned. Then he showed up. His face was beaming with a smile that went from ear to ear. He was red-faced and breathless. He stood before me with a huge box over-flowing with fresh vegetables. He was giving them to us because he knew we are struggling to make ends meet this Christmas. I just couldn't disappoint him. I took them all.
So my best made- plans were laid aside. I spent all day putting up a huge pile of green beans. From washing, snapping off ends, to the finished 24 Quarts sitting on my kitchen counter, I worked. And I stood on my feet most of the day.
My legs give me great discomfort most evenings. Tonight is no exception. The level of pain just appears to be much worse for my day's efforts of laying in a supply of vegetables.
I could not tell him to take his vegetables and generosity elsewhere. He meant goodwill and I was, and am grateful for the gifts.
It's just that.....
Now I don't feel well. Tomorrow will be shot. I may be able to sit in the pew at Church but my energy levels will not recover for days. I will be back to climbing Mount Everest just to get out of bed, struggle through the day. I will be taking a very long daily nap. I do know what to do to recover. And eventually, I will feel better.
For now, I will operate at a snail's pace.
In reflecting, I ask myself,... What, if anything, could I have done differently?