Today a dear friend gets married. It will be an amazing wedding, outside, with long views across a golf course. Sadly, last week my back went, spasmed and everything. I assumed because I am fitter than I was, that it would soon settle and all would be well. Not so. It’s sore and tight and I’m feeling a little defeated by it. I was so looking forward to this day and now it’s going to be a pain management and finding the right chair and not standing up too long, or sitting down too long kind of day. Of course, it’s all too easy to spend the time, when in pain, concentrating on the pain. What I need is a larger perspective, a bigger sky. To look for the pleasure and joy in the day, regardless. To remember that I’ve been here before and come through and out the other side, it’s just that recovery isn’t a straight line. That there is no definitive path, just decisions made with what we have for this moment. Oh, yes, and do my exercises every day regardless!!!!