When people talk about weekend plans they usually say things like go to a movie, visit friends, go to the park, or other fun activities.
On Friday my plan was to write some on Saturday. My goal is to finish my book this month. Saturday started off well having coffee with a friend from Bosnia to help him with English. After we finished, I hung out for a while at the coffee shop.
Then I came home and while checking my blog, an all too familiar feeling hit. Fatigue was setting in which is part of life with chronic illness. People with chronic illness never know when fatigue or other symptoms will decide to hit.
So I took a nap. Not a 20 or 30 minute nap. It was a five hour nap as in out like a light kind of nap.
So was the day a waste? No.
I had time with Jesus in the morning, met a friend for coffee and helped him, and caught up on my blog later in the day.
A key phrase that I learned when I prepared for my first ministry trip in Romania has std with me and helped me. The phrase is Be Flexible.
Being flexible in ministry with other cultures is essential because a person makes plans and realizes the plans have the change and one has to adapt and go with the flow.
Being flexible has helped me cope with living with chronic illness. If things don’t go the way I planned or hoped, it is okay. It just means I need to adjust and go with the flow.
So I may have seen my Saturday plan experience a THUD. It’s okay. It may also help that I like naps 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.