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+.


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.


Susan Anderson 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?

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