I’ve bought an inversion table on Black Friday from Amazon. I was pretty darned excited about it, too. While I don’t have horrible back trouble, there have been times that I thought if I could just hang upside down, everything would realign and be all right. And usually it is. I’ve heard these things are the chiropractor’s worst nightmare, so for my chiropractor friend, I’m sorry!!
I will tell you, though, it has helped. I don’t use it every day, although I probably should. I usually just hook my feet in when I’m starting to feel some pain in my neck and back area. A couple of times hanging upside down from my ankles for a few seconds usually does the trick for a while. I go on about my business and then after a while it will hurt again and I’ll go hang out again.
I’ve had a couple of pretty good ideas while hanging by my ankles. The main one that I’m most proud of will probably make me some money. Usually the best ideas come from necessity. In fact, my idea will probably be on all of the safety and warning labels for inversion tables after this:
“While living alone and using inversion table, remember to keep your phone within reach.”
See what I mean? Now, I haven’t been stuck or anything, but just one evening while hanging there I realized that not having my phone there could turn into a big deal if something ever happened. There are negatives to living alone. Seriously, can you imagine getting stuck upside down or worse, slipping? O.U.C.H.
One thing, though, that I’ve noticed, rocking back and forth on that thing seems to help clear my mind. It may sound crazy but things seem to look a little different from the inversion table perspective. Mainly because they’re upside down, but also because it’s a completely different point of view.
Before I make a big decision in my life I like to bounce the idea off of people. I have a few people in my life who are absolutely honest with me and just tell me what they think from a Godly perspective. Sometimes they just tell me what they think, and that’s okay, too. These people are like me in some ways, and we’re very different in others. That’s a very good thing. It keeps me on my toes. If I’m getting ready to make a big purchase, I call one friend. If I’m looking at a new camera, I call another, and so on. It helps tremendously.
I think this is why my group of friends and I have been together for so long. We’re all really different, but when we get together, we make up a pretty good version of the body.
“Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body…..But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.” 1 Corinthians 14-20
I mentioned in my Prostitute post that I had started a really big project that seemed a little ridiculous. I’ve shared this project with a few of my friends. I was fully expecting them to tell me that it was a long shot, that maybe it was too soon to do something like this or maybe that I just wasn’t qualified at all to do this. That wasn’t the case at all. Every response that I’ve gotten has been encouragement and excitement, which has really excited me about this project.
Sorry. I am still going to keep you in the dark for a little longer. I’m still figuring stuff out, but for now, just rest in knowing that you all encouraged me on here even without knowing what it is I’ve gotten myself into. For that I thank you.
Remember a couple posts back I mentioned a conference that I’d like to win a scholarship to? The She Speaks Conference is about women connecting the hearts of women to the heart of our Father God and that your heart is to serve Him and His daughters, as He leads. Although I didn’t win last time, I’m hoping for another chance from Ann Voskamp. I’m hoping for another perspective on things.
I’m thankful for the people in my life who continue to encourage and lift me up. I’m also thankful that I don’t have to be hanging upside down with all the blood rushing to my head to get a different viewpoint on something. I’m also thankful that I’ll always remember to keep my phone close by.