“Don’t move me! Don’t move me… my NECK!”
Recently, we were in Colorado for a conference and I just HAD to go skiing.
(Because, when you’re at a conference on the side of a snowy mountain, you have to rent some ski gear and give it a TRY. Right?)
Now I have to admit; for a human… I don’t ski so good. But, for a GIRAFFE… I am phenomenal!
I thought it was going so well. I don’t even know what happened.
Things just got in my way and the next thing I knew… I was all tangled up, face down in the snow, my skis were up in the air, and I couldn’t move my legs!
When my head went down I heard my neck go “CREEEEECK!” (Uh oh… that can’t be good.)
When David came over, I TRIED to say, “I’m okay.” But, my face was buried in the snow and he couldn’t hear me. (I think he thought I was unconscious.)
They took off my skis and finally my legs started to move. I rolled over on my back… VERRRRRRY carefully.
It was the strangest thing!
I was SO worried I had aggravated an old neck injury. (courtesy of my violent, drug-addicted first husband)
But, when I got up, my neck actually felt BETTER than before I fell down. (Hmmm… God DOES work all things together for my good.)
However, when I got back to my room and took off my ski bibs, I found that I had a HUGE bruise on my right thigh. (Believe me…it wasn’t cute.)
I didn’t realize how BAD it was because it was hidden where I couldn’t SEE it.
This is what I want you to THINK about. . .
The girls you see at work, at school, at the grocery store… even at church… they might look fine on the OUTSIDE, but many times, they’re covering up something really painful.
You CAN’T see them, but many people have BIG emotional bruises that are hidden… but need to be healed.
Are you still COVERING up pain from your past? You’re only as sick as your secrets. Share with me in the “comments.”
If life has knocked you down, and left you with emotional scars and bruises… I want to help you get back up!
That’s why I wrote “Thrive!”
Your past does NOT determine your future! Start paving a path toward true FREEDOM and HEALING.
Get ready to dream again! Get ready to THRIVE!