There are some things that just hurt for no good reason.
Like a paper cut. YIKES - they hurt so bad.
And have you ever had a cardboard cut?
But some things hurt so good!
Like the day after a good hard hike or the day after beginning an exercise program. Those muscles hurt SO good.
Two things today hurt so good for me:
1- Last Christmas my kids gave me some gift certificates for Chinese full-body Reflexology massages. I used the last one today. I was home alone for the first time in a long time. Got my morning housework done followed my my income earning work. Then I thought: I could use a little pampering! Normally I don't know how much gifts given to me cost. But this I know: It's only $25 for a 1-hour massage. Depending on who does it, it's either soothing or a killer work out. Today was a work out.
I tell you! there are pressure points on my arms that are so sensitive I about go through the roof when the tiny little lady works her magic.
Oh man! It hurt SO GOOD.
2- My middle child, Bryan, just finished the paperwork for his mission. The Stake President submitted his paperwork to church headquarters last week - he should receive his call next week. Bryan (like all LDS missionaries) will be gone for 2 full years in the service of the Lord by serving other people. This is such a sweet time that it hurts. I'm so proud of Bryan, and so grateful for his goodness. But oh! how I'll miss my little guy. (little=19-yr-old)
to end this post ~ some things that hurt so BAD:
* child birth
* kicking the vacuum
* biting my tongue
* pimples that never mature
* hitting my head while climbing into the car
* dropping a weight on my foot