Having a Bad Head Cold is Not Stopping Me from Making Peace

Sleep is the Swiss army knife of health. When sleep is deficient, there is sickness and disease. When deep sleep is abundant, there is vitality and health.

~Matthew Walker~

I have been sick with a nasty head cold for about a week now. Sleep is a fleeting thing when you are coughing a lot through the night. Of course that makes any type of respiratory problem worse.

So far I have been somewhat successful in keeping this stuff from getting into my lungs and turning into either bronchitis or pneumonia. I may check in with my doctor soon if this doesn’t clear up.

My forays out into the world have been few since I’d rather not give people a gift that keeps on giving.

I started on a little project today that I refer to in my mind as “Make Peace Yarn.”

Its for a moody person that I know doesn’t like me well, but as I cannot conceive of what I may have done that may have caused offense, I decided to respond in love and kindness rather than allowing poor behavior to dictate how I will react.

Responding in kind would only make for more anger and hate between us. That is not the type of person I want to be, nor is it the type of person God calls me to be.

This person has many qualities that I admire, including cardweaving on an unusual loom that they built themselves. I wish I was more like this person with their great problem solving skills, fearlessness, ability to adapt, and amazing tendency to do almost anything incredibly well.


I can only hope that this person will enjoy working with the yarn I craft for them. Even if they choose to destroy it, my conscience will have more serenity knowing that I made the effort to try to create peace. I am eager to see how any weaving this person does with my handspun gift yarn turns out.

I started on combing and blending to make a tightly spun and 2 ply worsted yarn. So far its looking pretty good. I am hoping it will continue to go well. I want to create at least 4 colors total.

We will see if peace breaks out and wins the day.

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