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Photo by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash

Photo by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash

Have you ever had a headache? A really bad, throbbing, incessant one? It seemed like it was there to stay. It was never going to leave. It’s not that the pain was over the top severe. Of course, it hurt. But it just didn’t give you a break! Throb, throb, throb. After awhile, it was more like the pounding of a hammer…because it just wouldn’t stop!

You took medication to get it go away and almost nothing happened. Your friends made suggestions, many of which you had already tried. You were too tired to tell them you had been there, done that already. And then, someone suggested you try drinking more water because you might be dehydrated. You almost laughed. That was way too simple of a solution. Drink more water and my headache will go away? Right!

But you decided to try it out. Your usual methods weren’t working. After a day of consistently drinking more water, the headache was improving. No, it couldn’t be that simple. But you kept at it and the headache left! Wow! Lesson learned. Now I know what a dehydrated headache feels like. Yes, I have a list of kinds of headaches. Each has its own solution. I have added another to the list! (stop)

How many other parts of my life are like this headache? The solutions are simple if I will try them.

Leave your simple* ways, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.

Proverbs 9:6 ESV

*meaning here is often translated foolish

It has been awhile since I have stopped by Five Minute Friday. For those who don’t know, we are given a word and write for 5 minutes without editing. I had to laugh when I saw that once before when the word was relief, I also wrote about a headache! But it had a different take than this one. The FMF community is a great one. I just haven’t had time to participate recently. I’m glad to be back this week. I have been part of it for many years!