Lately, I have been battling with medicines messing up my body. A few weeks ago, I was playing recreation soccer and doing great and then this opponent and I went for the ball and that was the end. She had cleats and I did not have shin guards. I think you can infer what happens but then I ended up limping off the field and my leg looked like it had just been shot! I eventually cleaned it up after the game. Well then my leg had an allergic reaction to the band-aid and the wound did not seem to be healing or scabbing up. A week later I went to the doctor and she gave me an infection prevention medication.
Then my body decided to not like the medication and I was experiencing the adverse effects. Oh that was not fun. Finally, Monday morning after finishing up a painful 4mile run. I headed back to the doctor. She then had me stop the medication and take this over the counter pill to counteract all the acid build up in my stomach. The rest of monday was a struggle but I made it through pretty well. Then when I woke up yesterday my body felt fatigued and drained. My stomach still felt pretty strange and I just did not feel that great.
Then in the evening, when I usually go serve the homeless, I was walking to the meet up spot to catch a ride with one of my friends and the sun was still up pretty high. There were not too many people around and there was a light wind. I did not seem to hear the nearby freeway and everything seemed still. I felt very at peace. It was a strange feeling for the middle of what should be a rather hectic and stressful week. Yet, I had just finished all the important assignments and felt at peace knowing I would not have to have the stress of driving around and instead I could just enjoy the beauty in serving.
By the end of the night, which happened to be early this morning around 1am when I finally made it to my bed I was feeling happy, lighter and my stomach pains felt eased. Its amazing the healing power that comes from above when you forget yourself and serve others!
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi