Essential takeaway: Take a nap
We all know there are some things we should do to care for our physical bodies. A few days after Halloween and going into the holiday season probably isn’t the best time to bring this up. That does not change the fact that there are some basic needs we each have. I really like good clean air. I love to open the windows on a spring morning or crisp fall afternoon. I enjoy a good meal with all of the food groups (even if they aren’t represented in the “proper” way). The last couple of months I have learned to like plain, distilled water. I have had health concerns regarding my kidneys most of this year. I was also diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. I am still learning how to manage my many symptoms. One thing I depend on is taking my daily medication. I can not function at all if I do not take this medicine. Taking the medicine does not mean I have perfect days all of the time. It does mean that I have better days more often. It means I have given myself a chance to be productive and do the things required of me.
The daily dependence on this medication has caused me to think about President Nelson saying in October 2018: “If you think the Church has been fully restored, you’re just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come. … Wait till next year. And then the next year. Eat your vitamin pills. Get your rest. It’s going to be exciting.”
My spiritual body also requires attention to be able to function to full capacity. Do I pay attention to my spiritual needs? Am I taking my daily spiritual vitamins? Reading the scriptures and saying my prayers does not guarantee I will have perfect days all of the time. Reading my scriptures does mean I will have better days more often. It means I will have given myself a chance to receive inspiration so I can be productive in doing all that God requires of me.
I need to take my vitamins. I need to read my scriptures. I need to take a nap.