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A Little Irritation

Yesterday I was sitting outside on the deck – no – I must go further back.  A few days ago Greg and I were in North Bend visiting good friends.  We took a walk in the ‘woods’ and down by the river on their property and I started itching like crazy on my neck!  The mosquitoes found us and for some reason they LOVE me!  One found my neck and left his ‘mark’ in the form of a HUGE welt that only seemed to grow worse over time.

So yesterday I’m outside in a lawn chair (on a rare warm day here in Seattle) between lessons and didn’t see a bug ANYWHERE!  It was so nice to be out there – drinking in the warmth!  Finally my student came for her lesson and so inside I went and sat at the piano to warm her voice up – when all of a sudden she looked at me in amazement and said, “you have a mosquito on your eyebrow!”  I didn’t feel anything – but went to quickly wipe it away – and then felt the familiar itchy feeling.  It quickly started to swell – as anything around the eye tissue does – highly sensitive and just about anything foreign around the eye or directing in the eye can be a GIANT disaster.

Years ago – before I was married – I was having lunch outside at a little bistro in Kirkland with my good friend whom I have recently been reconnected with on facebook after 20 years or so.  She reminded me of this story just yesterday when we were commenting back and forth.  Here’s the story – I didn’t make ANY of it up – I can assure you – and she is my witness!  I was sitting outside on a picnic table – she across from me and all of a sudden a wasp ‘accidentally’ bumped into my face – just below my eye – (I’m told that wasps don’t attack – they have to be provoked to sting – yeah right) Anyway before I could react – the wasp stung me.  I reached up to try to figure out what was on my face and the wasp died and fell into my lap.  Now if you’ve ever been stung you know that it hurts like heck and begins to swell right away – well on the face it’s a HUNDRED times worse and the tissue around my eye – even extending to the other eye.  One of my eyes quickly closed and the other was partially closed.  My Dad said I looked like I had been in a fight – and lost.  Oh wow.  I had to go to the doctor and get some bee sting medicine – couldn’t even tell you what it was – all I know is that I NEVER wanted to be stung again – ever!  No I don’t think I’m allergic – I know many people who are and have to be very careful in the summer – even carry medication with them in case – but it’s not that way for me – anyone would have had the same reaction, the doctor said, around the eye area.

So this ‘bite’ on my eyebrow yesterday – that started out as a ‘little irritation’ has been working its way through my eyelid and down the corner of my eye – working out that poison through the wonderful way our body has to absorb it.  It is VERY swollen – I look like a freak of nature.  No joke!

I got to thinking – it was a ‘little irritation’ – I didn’t even feel it happening while he was biting.  It was only after that I felt and experienced the effects.  How often life is like this.  A small irritation – maybe between friends.  You don’t feel anything happening at the time – and then after if not dealt with correctly it can be HUGE.  Things can be blown out of proportion – much like the swelling and after effect in my eye.  Much time and healing can bring things to right again – but would have been much better if they could have been avoided all together.  How many times do we say, “I wish I could go back and fix that – or undo that?”  Sadly we often can not.  We deal with the mess and the pain of healing from that ‘little irritation’.

My prayer for you today is this:  That you would not let ‘little irritations’ with people become HUGE problems that will take twice as long to understand and recover from.  That you would become skilled in avoiding things that build up to LARGE HURTS.  That you would live peaceably with all men – and that love and understanding would be your motto.

God Bless

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Comments on: "A Little Irritation" (4)

  1. Unbelievable…you certainly would not enjoy North Dakota or Minnesota. How did you ever make it in Alaska? The mosquito is the “state bird” for those states.

    Little irritations can become big hurts, for sure. And, sometimes they come at us unseen or unexpected like bees or mosquitoes. How we treat them after they have attacked us makes all the difference. Thanks for the reminder, Cindy.

    • I know – I’m not sure how I made it in Alaska. I was younger and tougher then. Mosquitos and Bees have ALWAYS loved me though – I have often thought of smearing myself with obnoxious stuff so they would not – but usually if it’s obnoxious to the insects it is to people too. And it’s messy and greasy. So…I deal with it. Someone told me the other day that you can buy something now to pin on your clothing that they don’t like and they will stay away. I hope it’s just the insects and NOT people – like my husband for instance – that would not be okay ☺

      Bites are worse this year than normal – I can’t explain it – but everyone causes a ‘welt’ instead of just a ‘bite’ – it’s weird and I don’t like it. I’ve had a huge one on my knee for days now and it itches like crazy!!!

  2. It’s so funny that you posted this today. Just last night I put my latest book up on the website so I can now focus on my next one: Say What You Mean: Avoiding, Reducing and Resolving Conflicts. The best way to deal with conflicts is to avoid them, but if you can’t avoid them, God speaks about ways to heal them and that’s what I’ll be sharing in this new study.

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