I don't know what hit me on Wednesday, but it was fierce!!!!!! I woke up not feeling my best, in fact I did not want to get out of bed at all! I didn't have cold symptoms and didn't have a fever, although I was sweaty and freezing. I worked out (thanks to my husband kicking me out of bed and making me go...accountability ya know) and went to the office, but I just felt like collapsing. I was severely depressed ... or so I thought. Actually it turned out that I was just really sick and my mind was feeding me those negative tapes. "You aren't a good mother" "You haven't been cooking good family dinners" "You aren't being a good friend" "You need to quit speaking" "You could be a much better wife" "You should've just stayed in bed today"!!!! Well, that last statement was true, but the others were just boldface lies! Amazing how when your body is sick, your mind doesn't function well either.
2 of my office mates and dear friends, Teri and Samantha have also been sick this week. We were all back in the office today and we compared notes. We all had the same thing happen. Especially the thinking that we were depressed! Strange whatever virus it was.
Wednesday night I went to bed at 8:00 pm and did not get up until 1:00pm the next day! I'm happy to report that today, Friday, all is well. Amazingly, the dizziness and horrible sick feelings are gone and I'm back to normal. When your body tells you to rest....REST!!!!!!!
I'm thankful that I listened to my body. It wasn't a pretty sight. I was in my most comfortable yet ugliest night gown I own, my hair looked like it was home to a few rats and their friends, and my eyes were all poofy. Did I mention that my breath also stunk? Well, it did!
Today, I am back feeling beautiful inside and out. I had a delightful shower which turned me from Smelissa back to Melissa.
Quite simple. If you are tired, get some rest. That is all. Listen to your body!
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I hope you are feeling extra loved and beautiful today...because you are!
With Thanks for Rest and Beauty,