I had plans for today but they fell through. It’s a shame but it happens. I was doing my usual routine and I start getting a headache. When I get a headache I have a check list of things to check with myself.

  • Am I hydrated?
  • Am I hungry?
  • When was the last time I had a cup of tea?*
  • Am I tired?

I drank some water, I had just had breakfast, I had a cup of tea with my breakfast and I had just got up. I was a little puzzled. So I took some painkillers and hoped for the best. I don’t like taking painkillers because if you take them too much, they become less effective.

My headache got worse. Shit. Is it a migraine? I took to my bed.

After three hours my headache was a dull ache. I ate some lunch and carried on with my day. Unfortunately I was looking to go into the city to do some shopping. It was too late now and I wasn’t sure if my headache had completely gone. There’s always tomorrow.

I nipped to my local shop and on my way back I realized that I hadn’t “smelled a flower” yet. I’ve been spending time at my parents house and they are in a rural area and flowers are more abundant. As I was walking back I saw a purple rose. I stopped and inhaled the scent. I became aware of walking, suddenly stopping to smell a flower and then getting on with my day. Anyone walking by would think I was mad. But I figured if anyone asked me what I was doing, I was going to tell them. Why not? I might be able to inspire them to do what I’m doing. As weird as it is.

*I have a tea / caffeine addiction. If I don’t have a cup of tea for a period of time, I get withdrawal and it’s unpleasant.

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