Today is ArchiveDay over on Twitter. I love it. I think it’s a great way to get some of those older forgotten posts back out into the light to be appreciated by a whole new audience. With social media, your audience is forever changing, and always staying the same. Wait, that makes no sense.
So anyway. Today I am focusing on functioning. I live with a lot of pain. I don’t talk about it, because I think everyone on the planet does. And I think it is likely there are too many people in far more pain than I at any given moment. I’m very much a mind over matter person, at least 75% of the time. If I want to do something, I don’t care that my back aches, my head aches, my knees ache… I don’t care that it feels like every nerve ending in my body is shooting fire… I’ve always been about pushing myself, physically.
It’s the emotional pain that cripples. Because when it’s there, it very much becomes matter over mind. Everything over mind. The mind crumbles, and lays in a heap in a corner with a blanket over it, and waits for the world to end.
Today, for whatever reason, it’s the physical pain. For which I’m thankful. I can push through and handle it. I once drove a car 30 miles with a severe hip tendon injury, after being thrown from a horse. Life goes on. You either lie down and die, or get up and go. I’m usually a get up and go person. I’m a bit on the fence today. Maybe it’s the cold weather. I don’t want to die, but I don’t really want to get up either. I’d rather just sit and watch the world go by. Maybe I’ll be hit with some massive inspiration. Maybe I’m supposed to just sit here today, and listen.
Y’all have a beautiful Saturday,