Day 12: Pain
Now, bear with me on this one because I realize this sounds strange. However, I’m grateful for pain. Pain is our body’s alarm system. It tells us when something is wrong, when we’re injured or unhealthy. Pain is there to inform us that we need to fix something so that we may become healthy again. Without pain, I never would’ve known when I broke either of my feet(yeah, I’m a clutz. :p) Without pain we wouldn’t know that we have bronchitis. Without pain we wouldn’t know that our appendix has burst and we need immediate surgery. Yes, the pain is annoying, and yes, it hurts, but that’s the point. The more it hurts, the more something’s wrong. For that I’m grateful for pain.
Additionally, I’m grateful for pain because it reminds me that I’m human. I’m not invincible. I’m not superwoman. I can get hurt, or injured, or even die, and instead of running around like I’m not Colossus from X-Men. Some times it’s good to be careful. Pain reminds us that, while we may think we’re indestructible, we have our limits and some limits are not meant to be pushed.