I finally made a visit to see a sports medicine doctor last Friday about my leg injury. After an ultrasound to make sure no blood clot was present, I came home and began the therapy that is expected to have me walking in two weeks. Two weeks, people. I was curious about the word therapy and found many definitions for it. The one I found most interesting was this: any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension. I’ve already begun some therapy on my leg and although I know it will be in my best interest if I ever want to walk again, it has certainly NOT relieved tension. If anything, it hurts more. The Hubby and I were discussing my therapy on the porch swing Friday night. I am certain that he will become my own personal drill sergeant. I explained to him that the thought of walking, while I desire it so, frightens me. It frightens me because of the pain I know is sure to follow. His response was, “You have to step into the pain if you ever want to walk again.” And that sentence had so many meanings for me. Not only do I believe this applies to my physical life, I think it applies to other areas in my life as well. Spiritual. Emotional. Psychological. What about you? You want to trust a particular person again? You want to mend a relationship? You want to make changes in your life that others might ridicule? You want to take a career path that appears to be beyond you? Step into the pain. Cuz anything worth having is gonna hurt.