Thursday, April 4, 2013

Gone with the Stress

I had been stressing for nearly a month.

It was my own fault.  I brought it upon myself, so I couldn't really complain, I could just stress.

In my church, I am on the activities committee, which means we get together and plan an activity for the women once a month.  In our meeting last month, I kept having these great ideas for lessons, but unfortunately, I was the only one who knew what I was talking about, and inadvertently volunteered myself to teach.

Bringing the Scriptures to Life was my topic.

I had really fun ways to do it, only I hadn't taught them since my mission.

And then it was to 3-4 people at a time.

Generally under the age of 12.

Not to a large group of women, ages 18+.

Sigh.

And so, I developed a lovely cold on Monday.  And it seemed to get worse as the days went by.

I neglected a lot of my duties, preparing for my lesson.  Happily the weather was yucky those last few days so I wasn't tempted to go outside.

Yesterday I presented it.  As per usual, I was nervous up until it was time to present, and then I just got talking, and seeing as how I can talk a hind leg off a mule, I was right in my element.  Never mind I got a lot of blank stares.  Never mind I was happily playing with playdough and army men in front of my peers.  I was doing what I love.  Talking and playing.

And then it was over.

And I woke up today, my sore throat is receding, I almost sound normal again.  My nose isn't running nearly as bad as it was before.

I have never gotten stress induced sick until this week.

Weird is all I have to say.

And now I am going to go enjoy this gorgeous weather (supposed to get up to 74*!) with my neglected children.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Wish I could have been there to see it, army men, playdough, and all.

=)

Jenny said...

It's funny how good deeds can lead to stress. It's hard to find the ability to be selfish sometimes, isn't it?