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Challenge: Blog a day for 7 days...Day 2

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 2 of my blog challenge begins with back spasms...while no fun it is part of the body that I live in and my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. When I get up and find that this is the plan for the day I head to my patio and visit my hot tub. I have done this many times before but this morning I received a special gift during my time in the tub...Sitting in the tub while my back spasmed and hot steam surrounded me and heat worked it's wonders on my muscles I was surrounded by a winter wonderland. It had snowed over night and white icicles covered the back yard. As I sat quietly in the warmth snow flakes began to lightly fall all around me and comfortably under our patio cover I enjoyed the marvelous beauty! I realized at that moment that I was truly blessed and my view of the day which started with understandable frustration at pain "AGAIN" and found me definitely a bit irritable was changed. I began to thank my God for the beauty of this moment...the warmth of my hot tub, the beautiful snowflakes falling all around me, the provision of a comfortable home, the love of my dh and his support of me, and the truth that even in pain I have so much to be thankful for!!! The quote in yesterdays blog..."There's a crack in everything...that's how the light gets in." became even more real to me. One of my cracks is the pain of leaves me often feeling broken...but today...this day... in this moment of snowflakes surrounding me while I sat in my hot tub in pain...the light came in and gave me a glimpse of something blessings....and that was very special. Smiles Barb
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