28 Tevet, 5778
I'm feeling wistful for the Jewish month about to end. I spent much of it recovering from the astonishing pain of shingles and the weakness it had caused, missing out on some people plus activities I'd longed to join.
But it was important not to over-exert myself and to prevent the shingles from reappearing!
Longing for the usual aerobic, distance walking plus other strenuous physical activities that I usually pursue, I kept reminding myself that "recovering" is an activity, so that I would not feel despair. I focused on the progressing recovery, some of it ahead of medical expectations.
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