For days I walked around, gritting my teeth. Not meaning to, but as a reaction to the pain.
I just could not shake the headache. Not by drinking gallons of water, not by sleeping, not by popping pills, not by a shoulder and neck rub.
Nothing seemed to help.
It was so bad that one night it even kept me from falling asleep. (Doesn’t pain generally do the opposite?)
And then I realized…
Wait, this has happened to me before.
My contacts were in the wrong eyes.
Soemtime last week I must have put them in the wrong side of the case and have been wearing them backwards ever since.
I can still see okay. My perscription from eye to eye doesn’t differ enough to be overt. But the eye strain is obvious in the thump, thump, thump in my forehead and behind my eyes.
I throw them out, start with a new pair.
And I wonder how many times I do this in other areas of my life:
How many times do I make a small change – one hardly noticable – that affects so much?
How many times has one wrong decision brought so much discomfort?
How many times do I carry around hurt, trying to ignore it and hoping it will go away when really it just needs to be dealt with?
How many times do I just need to remove the problem and start with a fresh perspective?
How many times do I simply need to stop and ask where is this pain coming from, really?
Q for you: How’s your “vision”?
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