Mr. Refrigerator Man was called in to fix the damage. In the end, fixing the refrigerator became a top priority (as we had no refrigerator at that point), and we paid for it. And did we pay for it – double of what we would have if we had just fixed it as soon as the door broke, because now it wasn’t just the door, it was also the motor. After paying Mr. RM I thought to myself, “If only we had fixed it when it was a small problem…”
The first time I closed the refrigerator after its fixing I appreciated the ease it took to simply close the door. My hand, hip and thigh thanked me for fixing the refrigerator. “Why again didn’t we get it fixed before?” Sometimes in our bodies (and souls!) a pain cries out to us:
“Pay attention to me! Get help! Heal me!” We ignore the problem thinking that we have no time or money to deal with it. And so the pain gets worse and the crying out gets worse until we are forced to fix/ attend to it. And at that point, the little problem might have grown, G-d forbid, into a much bigger one.
My dear friends, LISTEN to your bodies (and souls)! Ignoring will not make it go away. Pay attention to it and address the little issues before they turn into big ones.