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Grateful for vertigo attack

Friday, August 20, 2010. Today I am grateful for my vertigo attack yesterday. Grateful?!

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Normally I am grateful for “good” things, and not grateful for “bad” things. However, I am trying to learn the next step, which is gratitude for everything. This is not easy.

The idea is to find the lesson in everything, so that we are happy even when “bad” things are happening.

The lesson in this vertigo attack? (With its accompanying nausea and vomiting?)

(1) I have much greater empathy for women who have nausea when they are pregnant.

(2) I have much greater empathy for others who suffer vertigo attacks, or even simply vertigo dizziness which is not much fun.

(3) I am grateful for the two ordained Elders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (my church), who came to give me a Blessing late last evening; their willingness to come and administer to me when I was so sick comforted me in and of itself, and the Blessing helped me to feel better overnight and this early morning. Thank you, guys! Thanks be to heavenly powers that exceed our own meagre supply, eh? 😮

(4) I am grateful for the distilled water and some bananas the Elders brought for me, which I saved until this morning when my stomach has settled down.

(5) I am grateful for Jeannette, my wife, who called the Elders to come and give me a Blessing. I am grateful that she offered to take me to the hospital if necessary. I am grateful that she darkened the room so my vertigo would not be aggravated. I am grateful that she comforted me when I was so sick.

(6) I am grateful that my stomach has settled down (at last).

(7) I am grateful for unknown valuable lessons which will no doubt be revealed to me as time passes onward.

Here’s to happiness and hope even in the face of misery! 😮

Doc Meek, Friday, August 20, 2010, at Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

P.S. I am grateful to be in a country where I am not going hungry every day, day after day! I am grateful I don’t live in an appressive regime!

P.S.S. I am grateful that I live where I can get good medical help if my illness were to be worse than I could handle on my own! 😮


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