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Don’t Worry About A Thing…

November 8, 2018

“Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Singing don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this morning
Smiled with the rising sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singing sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying, This is my message to you.

Singing don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright
Singing, Don’t worry about a thing
Cause every little thing is gonna be alright…”
– Bob Marley, Three Birds

For three days a storm stalled over Porto. Cold, rain, and wind kept me inside nursing a sinus infection. The weather outside matched the way the inside of my head felt. So I laid on the couch and watched cooking shows and house remodels. I drank hot tea and ate hot soup. I did my best not to feel sorry for myself.

After a day of this I remembered what I call the James Herriot cure. In one of his books he wrote about giving a sedative to sick animals to knock them out for three days so their body could do their healing magic. I don’t take drugs or traditional medications so I couldn’t go that route. But I kept myself dosed up with lemon balm and other calming herbs and slept it out for the next two days.

I woke this morning to bright sunshine, a clear head and 90% healed. I got dressed and walked down to the river where the clouds were giving way to the power of the sun. I felt light-headed and giddy with joy.

There’s no greater blessing than health.

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