A Snow Day-Just What This Spoonie Needed

I have shared about being what is called a spoonie before. A spoonie refers to someone living with chronic illness. A young woman Christine Miserandino shared with a friend trying to understand what having chronic illness felt like. She used the example of spoons and that people with chronic illness have limited spoons while other people do not have limited spoons. The spoons represent energy for the day. I am sharing a video of her explaining her spoon theory in this post.

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As someone living with chronic illness, I have to think about my energy level. If I have a long day of teaching, the next day I am exhausted. Fatigue is my constant companion that I don’t want to hang out with.

So when classes were canceled yesterday due to a snow and ice storm, I welcomed the day of rest I had not planned on. I saw the notification that school was canceled after waking up to my alarm, I went back to sleep. I slept until 10:45.

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After I got up, I spent time listening to worship music. Then I played some word games online and caught up on my blog. I had taught morning, afternoon, and evening the day before and had thought Friday would be a nap day. God blessed me with a whole day of rest. I even took a one hour nap.

My hope is to spend today writing more for the book I feel led to write.

I am thankful for little blessings like snow days. It also gives me so much hope to know that this life is temporary. One day I will wake up in heaven because of Jesus and will not have chronic illness anymore.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

17 thoughts on “A Snow Day-Just What This Spoonie Needed

  1. Hello my fellow spoonie. 😊 We have been snowed in here too. I’ve needed the extra rest as well! I’m looking forward to the day I don’t have chronic illness too, but God is definitely good to bless us until that day.

  2. Yes, that spoon analogy has always been e very relatable one to me. I’m so glad you got a day of rest. The ice gave me an opportunity to sleep a bit more, too. I didn’t have to get up to ensure my kids were ready for school. Now, I can’t say the day was quiet, but it was fun. ☺

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