One of the most important things to hold onto in trials is a sense of humor. Most of the EI people I meet who are handling their challenges better than others, are the ones who can still laugh about things.
So here's a little EI humor for you today. =)
If there was a book of EI World Records, here are some possible categories it might have:
- number of states and/or countries you've grounded in
- total number of nights spent sleeping somewhere not in a house (i.e. in a tent, vehicle, porch swing, etc.).
- number of doctors visited (my count is somewhere over 40, but I know for some people it's 80+)
- number of consecutive weeks spent without eating any wheat, dairy, corn or soy products
- total number of doctor/treatment recommendations you've received from family, friends and helpful strangers
- number of supplements taken in a one week period (I think my friend K holds this record)
- number of years since you ate pizza two days in a row
- number of health books you've read
- number of strangers who've asked you in the store, "What are you going to do with all that vinegar?"
- number of loads of laundry (including soaking and extra rinses) done in a one week period (My mom holds this record for sure!)
- number of different health food stores you've visited (my list includes stores in at least 5 states)
- number of people who have helped you, prayed for you, encouraged you, and blessed you on your journey (love to see some great competition for this one!) =)
What categories would you add?
Yes, this EI life can be pretty crazy. The good news is that these aren't the kinds of records that really matter. What matters is -
- the number of times we give thanks
- the valuable lessons we learn
- the special people we meet on the journey
- the gifts of compassion and understanding we give to others
- the positive choices we make again and again and again...
So don't worry about getting in any record books. =) Just keep being you. Keep laughing. Keep loving. Keep living - even when life is crazy.