This morning I awoke with a strange thought, “I’m thankful that we feel pain.”
Physical pain is something we try to avoid, suppress, conceal, and eliminate, but it is also one of the most valuable senses we possess.
After all, the fear of pain is what keeps most of us from doing some really stupid, dangerous things.
Pain often tells us when we need to stop doing something. It prompts us to rest and reflect.
Pain lets us know that we need to seek help. It is sometimes the first clue that our body is failing in some way. Heeding that pain and seeking a solution for it can save our life.
So while I am thankful when I am NOT in pain, I’m also aware that pain protects my body from even greater harm, and I’m also thankful for that.