Day 73 (of 187) the blessing of a headache
I freely admit that there are times I am a hypocrite- and sick days are one of those. This weekend a cold lodged itself into my brain and dug in. I kept moving as best I could as I know for the human body (especially at my age), rest is rust. But I also don’t heed my advice to “take care of yourself”. In part because of the season, but also because I think there are things a headache taught me today.
- Sitting and listening to music can be a good thing (admittedly knowing some music will enhance the pain – but today the handbells brought back fond memories of winter concerts when I was an elementary student)
- Helping out makes everyone feel good. I took one boy who was struggling to another school to get some more music stands for tomorrow’s performance
- While out I got a coffee for our office secretary who was organizing the tickets for tomorrow’s shows (I learned that our school hadn’t done a production like this for awhile so there is some extra excitement in the air
- It’s okay to ask clarifying questions
- It’s okay to defer to another’s decision/expertise
- Sometimes “looming issues” ….aren’t….and they disappear
- Take time to understand and not rush to assumptions
- People listen to your talk but are aware of your walk (I had to tell a student I wasn’t out to get him but I couldn’t hear (the darned congestion in my head) and that was why I was “following him” (I finally stopped and invited him to come closer….but not too close for his comfort
- It’s a busy time of year – slowing things down is good
- Naps help
–> not everybody is 100% 100% of the time
The tornado has now faded to a “wind warning” – much like the weather outside just now. But storms and headaches pass and I think mine is fading just in time for tomorrow’s school performance of the Polar Express (with a 3 metre tall engine looming over the audience!)
– and maybe a good night sleep….