I had a very big day ahead of me today and I woke up late so I had to keep my morning prayer and reflection short and simple. I also realized that I would be spending the majority of my day in the car, I had my appointment with my neurologist on the other side of the state today, so i was feeling challenged in how to give today. For the sake of myself and humanity, I decided to follow the K.I.S.S. rule. Today I simply give, today I simply give, today I simply give.
Thankfully, I had a chance to relax and reflect a bit during the car ride. i decided that whatever opportunity presented itself I would seize the opportunity without reservation. This proved more of a struggle than I initially thought. First,my dad and I went to Noodles, he reached for his wallet to treat and I said, "no, it's on me." Okay, that was easy and we had a wonderful lunch.
Next, we stopped at Whole Foods on the way to the doctor because I LOVE Whole Foods and there isn't one in our city. When i was checking out the cashier asked if I wanted to add a dollar on for Haiti, I always instinctively say no to things and had started doing so. Before the protest could fully leave my lips I told the cashier to put $5 on my bill.
I ended up having a wonderful appointment with my neurologist, he had a no show before my appointment and spent an extra amount of time going over my case. I am so thankful to have had such a productive appointment and the four hours alone in the care with my father were priceless. We have made the trip four times now and we always keep the radio off and take the time to just enjoy each other's company without the distraction of kids, televisions, and other people around. I'm not happy to be chronically ill but were it not for the illness I would miss out on these little gems in life.
I hope everyone had a peaceful blessed day!