The older I get the more that stress seems to affect me. Currently,
- I cannot turn my head to the left due to some neck/back pain -- have had this 2 days and had the same thing last week for a couple of days
- My eyes are blurry -- so much so that I'm having trouble typing this
- My stomach is slightly upset
And now I'm going to be dog-tired all day.
My mother told me a long time ago that as people grow older all they talk about are their ailments, so I guess I'm just playing to type. At least you might not have to hear about it at lunch today since I'm writing about it now! You can thank me later.
But in the grand scheme of things I know that my stress is nothing. So many people have it worse -- and I feel for them. But the ones I feel for most are the children we serve at Community Partners of Dallas. Kids who are innocent victims of parental rage and heartache.
The other night I watched Iyanla Vansant on OWN and a mother told her adult son that she was so sorry that she used him as a "vessel for her rage" when he was a boy.
What a beautiful use for words -- forgive me for using you as a vessel for my rage.
So today, forgive me for using you as a vessel for my stress.
Thanks for listening -- and if you have a cure for any of my ailments, please let me know. The stress isn't going away anytime soon.