Shingles you win!

I am sure you may have seen the commercial advertising the Shingles Vaccine, the inferno that burns through your body while feeling helplessly exhausted. Believe it! I was fortunate to have a mild case some time after my Mom passed. Why was I fortunate?  It could of been a lot worse.  Yes, I was in a lot of pain, completely exhausted,  but my line of shingles was not that long and I do not have long term nerve effects, except when I am tired I feel a little pinch in my back, almost warning me to slow down. Although,  I had to miss a week of work, shingles was a wake up call! I worried myself sick and had no idea until I saw the blister and then shortly after the pain and exhaustion set in. Shingles was a wake up call that my Mom was right, worrying does no good, it certainly doesn’t help and I literally worried myself sick without even realizing it. Yes, I still worry,  but now I take much better care of myself and keep everything in perspective.   Everything does happen for a reason and sometimes so much out of our control that we must have faith and balance ourselves to embrace all that we can in life and trust our path. No, to me that doesn’t mean to sit on the couch and eat nachos and watch TV expect to be successful,  believe me I do enjoy that! However,  it is owning your path, but being mindful that yes, some things are out of our control,  we do what we can and then need to trust God’s plan and the Universe.

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