Got sick this week. When I had symptoms, it was very easy to remember the doctor’s orders. But even when I’m still not done with the meds, just a little relief already made me forget. Enter life lesson.
Monday night, I had slight fever and a really gassy (noisy and moving!) stomach, plus nausea and headache. ?
Tuesday, I had myself checked up. It was acute gastroenteritis, something that I apparently could’ve gotten virally. The doctor gave me meds and told me not to take in anything dairy, oily, or raw, and to drink lots of water.
Wednesday, I still had symptoms and felt generally weak, but I was able to eat my first solid food since I started not feeling well, quite cautious not to eat what the doctor said I shouldn’t. By the way, I lost a pound. Couldn’t understand why it was just a pound! ?
Thursday, I woke up feeling much better. My appetite improved and I was finally excited to eat! I had some time so I cooked for brunch for me and Pao (a little way of thanking him for taking care of me the past days). I craved and was excited to cook and eat Delimondo corned beef! ? I was already cooking when I realized, “Oops, no oily food!”
Friday, my stomach was a little bit gassy again so I was careful with what I ate for lunch. Evening came and I was feeling okay. Somebody handed me a plate with mojos. I took a bite and then, “Oops, no oily food!”
How forgetful! When I had the symptoms, it was very easy to remember the doctor’s orders. But even when I’m still not done with the meds, just a little relief already made me forget. Enter life lesson.
When things aren’t going so well, we drop everything and go to God. Relief comes and, sadly, some of us forget God until things don’t go well again. tweet
This is where reading the bible daily comes in for me. Whether I feel like reading it or not, I try my best not to miss it. It helps me be reminded of my purpose and why I do what I do, regardless of the season of my life, and no matter how busy life gets. It keeps me on track, giving me “doctor’s orders” that develop my character and point me to where my help comes from.
I pray that you guys start developing the habit of reading the bible daily. If you don’t know where or how to start, get in touch!
I am the author of the book, When God Could’ve But He Didn’t. I am the happy wife of my happy husband, Pao. As I write this, both of us are happily hoping for at least two more children. It’s Saturday and I’m feeling much better. ?