Today’s prompt is growing pains.
Growing Pains When I was ten, my mother took me to the doctor because my legs hurt. The doctor examined me and said I had growing pains. Nothing I could to do about them. When I was sixty, I complained about leg pain, especially after exercise, and the chiropractor asked me to describe my stretching regimen. Um, I don’t have a stretching regimen. And the doctor prescribed one for me which greatly reduced my achiness. I wondered if stretching would have helped me as a child to reduce my growing pains. It occurred to me today when I’m pushed out of my comfort zone forced to accommodate changes happening with greater and greater rapidity that rather than dig in and refuse to budge, I could s t r e t c h up and over and out to lower my discomfort.