This morning, I had the pleasure of continuing my 3-day long intense sinus pressure migraine. You know the kind – it feels like there is an alien in your skull that is trying to crawl its way out of your eye socket. Yeah, except this alien has spikes all over its body and is pinching my right eyeball in the process. I have to believe this headache is the result of some type of congestion that has built up, coupled with stress and worry.
So, I decided the best course of action this morning on my commute was to unplug. No talk radio, no music, just silence. Ever tried it?
I just drove in complete silence with only my thoughts and I allowed my mind to wander a bit.
I thought about my beautiful wife and how it feels like I haven’t really seen her that much over the past few days and how she is growing a little human in her belly and still manages to be the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. (Sorry Carrie Underwood, you are beautiful too, but you hold a distant second) I thought about what my life would be like without her. Where would I be? What would I be doing RIGHT NOW. Would I be at my current job? Would I be living in my current house? Would I be driving this car?
I thought about the contemporary service at my church that I help lead and how amazing God is that he has blessed me and the service with such incredible musicians.
I thought about my friends and co-workers and how there never seems to be enough time in the day to spend with all of them.
I thought about work…and then decided NOT to.
And I felt my headache take a slight vacation.
We are the sum of our experiences and the decisions we make and especially the decisions we DON’T make. And you have to be content with those decisions and move on. We all make mistakes and we are all forgetful at times. Don’t let those feelings take over your life. It’s just not worth it!
I encourage you at some point today to take 10 minutes of complete silence and just let your mind wander. Let your worry slip away for those 10 minutes. Daydream. And then share with me what you thought about in the comments.