Can Think Again

I have spent the past few days really sick. I knew I was in trouble last Wednesday when I felt the chest congestion coming on. A couple days ago, I coughed so hard that it felt like my throat was closing. I had never had that before. Usually, when I get a cold, it is literally all in my head, with endless nose blowing. When it goes to my chest, that’s a whole different level. The coughing gave me such a headache I could not string two coherent thoughts together.

Then, last night, watching TV, I realized I was thinking clearly. Wow.

Never take your ability to think for granted.

I got a taste of serenity and stillness because my mind was operating so slowly that I could feel the empty spaces more clearly. It was beautiful.

I am grateful for the healing of my lungs and nose. I’ve learned to take healing from wherever it comes. Its source is surprising at times.



About cdhoagpurple

I have an MBA, am married to a GM/UAW retiree with Huntington's Disease. I am more Buddhist than Christian. I plan on moving to Virginia when widowed. I have a friend''s parents that live down there and another friend living in Maryland. I am simplifying my life in preparation for the eventual move.Eight years ago, my husband had stage 4 cancer. I am truly "neither here nor there." My identity shifts and I am always surprised where I end up. 2015 was my hardest year ever. This is my Dark Night of the Soul. Welcome to it.

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