My Jaw Doesn't Hurt!


For about a month I had a strong pain in my jaw. I struggle to eat and it was most painful as I woke up. Certainly, there are much worse human conditions one can find himself in. Nevertheless, it was frustrating.

With pain though, if you learn to look at it from a different angle, much can be learned.

It’s been about a week that the pain in my jaw is gone. My mornings are much better. Now, as I open my eyes one of the first things that come to my mind is the absence of pain. Immediately, I enter in a thankful state because the pain is not there anymore.

Since then, every now and then I stop what I’m doing and start thinking of all the pains and discomforts I could be having but I’m not having. And if I do feel a discomfort, I try to be thankful at first, because I can feel. Just the other day I got a cold, and I’ve never been so grateful for being ill, because I started thinking of how fortunate I was to have an immune system that responds and works perfect.

When we have a headache much of our thinking is focused on the headache and how much we desire for it to leave. Oftentimes we hear people say that they have a headache. But we never hear somebody say: “I don’t have a headache!” Because that would be weird right. How can we respond to that, “Oh here’s some bad alcohol that will give you a massive headache.”

So today’s question is:

What pain that you usually experience is absent today?

Much happiness,

Hansel | @hanselps