Welcoming

snowy willowToday, I am not feeling particularly well. I’ve been bone cold for two or three days–cold from the inside. I don’t have my usual energy; I only worked out on the elliptical for ten minutes yesterday.

I’m not going to exercise today–other than the ten-minute walk that my husband and I took with our dog, Emma.

All there is, is to welcome this–whatever this is. I could come up with a story that I’m under the weather because I radically changed my diet three days ago, and I’m surely detoxing. But I have no idea if that is true or not, and it doesn’t matter. I welcome what is, and be kind to the body, snuggle it down early to bed under the warm comforter.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
photo credit: Panhala poetry

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4 responses to “Welcoming

  1. Ayesha Goodrich

    My impulse is to advise getting in the hot tub, then getting into the bed. It is, after all hibernation season.

  2. Wali

    I am often struck that perhaps the greatest blessing is accepting whatever is happening as just that, a blessing.

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