Here’s my Weekend Coffee Share. Take it or leave it. Digest it or leave it on the table. Yeah, I suppose I sound a little antisocial today. I’m having work and COVID fear- burnout this weekend and don’t feel up to doing much. I’m working on avoiding overwhelm/stress/anxiety. I’m reading about the brain and pain/anxiety. I was kind of achy when I woke this morning.
The 4 a.m. restroom wakeup had me tossing and turning to get back to sleep while an 80s Pixies song danced in my head. (My frequent wakeup song on the way to work). 🙂
Nonetheless, it is a coffee day…because there is always something to do. While I don’t have flu or any other illness, I will be doing. Right now the coffee has my brain juices going, working to get over the fatigue and body aches I feel. I’ve read a lot on this, and I’m a firm believer in tension-myositis. So, here is what I’ve learned from my recent readings in poetic form:
Don’t ignore the ugliest parts of yourself
Stare them down and challenge them
Know them, don’t deny them.
“Try it, I dare you.” Don’t back down, nothing can stop you
Headache, heartburn, pain, fear or fatigue…don’t let them rule
While you’re quaking in your boots, face the giant
You’ve faced it before, and it truly is not bigger than you.
You’re older now, facing many changes
They cannot control you, for you are not only a sum of difficult times
You are every good thing that has happened to you
You are every victorious moment of triumph in adversity
Never forget that when facing the storm.
It never was bigger than you.
(C) Pamela Schloesser Canepa, 2020
6 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, Challenge”
Beautiful Pamela! We endure some scary times, but we can not constantly worry, if we did, what would be left? Thank you for the coffee.
True. Sometimes I have to fight the worry, but overall, it waxes and wanes. Thank you for your friendship!
Such a great piece of poetry. I’m so sorry you’re in pain and suffering from a bit of COVID-fear burnout. I do agree with Maria that we cannot spend our lives constantly worrying.
Good advice, and thank you for reading it!
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So well said Pamela. I know you’ve got this but wish there were a way to give you a quick hand up or pain-free 5 minute breather. We have lots of things to pray about today, but yes, there is room on the list for you still. Have a great, refreshing day.
Thank you for your prayers, Gary! Just as my shoulder is recovered, work has me keeping my head down, and I have to carve time for doing the things I love. It affects my overall outlook.