Hi, friends, it’s Monday morning, the time I have scheduled to work on this week’s blog post and it’s going SLOW. In fact, I’m a little panicked because I don’t have a clue what to write about. And yes, you’re right, I should probably dust my turtle collection.
I think about you and ask the Lord what I could share with you that would make a difference, because why else would I even do this? I don’t want to waste my words or your time. What do you need to hear this morning, friends? What would do your heart good? Help me, Lord!
And suddenly I hear the words of my Mom:
“Everything is going to be alright.”
“It takes years for the land to recuperate from a fire, but even in the darkest of ashes eventually something can grow.” Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters
Some things are easier to recuperate from than others. As an introvert, I require blocks of time to recuperate after social engagements. My body is currently recuperating from a morning spent bent over doing yard work. Ow. Ibuprofen, ice packs and heating pad help me to recuperate.
Those are simple problems with simple fixes, it’s just a matter of doing what I’ve learned works for me. But how do you recuperate from the big stuff?
Recuperate is one of those RE-words that is defined by other Re-words. It means to recover from financial loss or from sickness or exhaustion or to regain health or strength.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary combines the categories and simply states:
To recover from anything lost.