I stepped out into the pearl-blue dawn. The air, scented with fragrances of many flowers, flowed over me like a divine breath. Purple lilacs waved at me. Dogwoods fluttered their white blossoms in the early breeze. It felt like a prayer, one God was praying over me.
I knew my attitude needed help. I was cranky. This whole “being in pain” thing left me with a bit of a crusty demeanor. Despite my shoulder feeling better, I still braced for the pain. I’d iced it for 2 hours last night. Would it be enough?
Peace. Be still.
I ran-stomped up the hillside. I knew I would run out of time before I got too far. It frustrated me. Birds greeted the morning with glorious, spontaneous melodies. I left my mp3 player at home in order to better hear them. Not even birdsong cheered me.
Let it go.
I reached the turnaround and retied my shoe. By this time, it was nearly full daylight. I picked up speed. On my right sat a stump. I could’ve sworn it was flipping me off.
After that, it was all downhill. I found myself smirking at my own ridiculousness. Really, Susan?! The tree has it in for you?! The helmet of the negative mindset shattered around my feet like so much glass. Who knew it was so fragile?
Thanks to all who prayed. I visited the chiropractor today and he tortured me a bit in order to help speed the healing. That is knightly, too.