Last night was "one of those nights" again. One of those nights where I couldn't seem to sleep to save my soul.
I went to bed quite late and, once in bed, tossed and turned more than slept. I was up very early and switched to the recliner in my living room hoping that would help me go to sleep.
I kept looking at the clock.
There are just some nights where I have so many things on my mind that I cannot get to sleep and, once awakened, cannot get back to sleep.
I understand that, for many people, it is a product of age. They say that many older people have trouble sleeping.
If that's the case, I don't want to get any older. If I'm having this problem now, what will it be like in another five or ten years.
Can't we just "freeze" where we are at and remain at that age for the rest of our lives?
If only, if only...
I'm just glad that I do not have to do anything this evening because I'm too tired to function.
I think about the people who are sleep deprived but who hit the road and often end up causing accidents.
I don't have to drive tonight.
I don't have to work tonight.
I don't even have to think tonight.
All I have to do is go to sleep.
I hope I'm not too tired to do that.
I'm sure you've all be there before: too tired to sleep. You get to the point where you are so overtired that you cannot get to sleep. It's as if adrenaline is coursing through your system to keep you awake while your mind is saying, "sleep...sleep...sleep."
If only they could make a pill to take care of that.
Wait a minute. They do!
Maybe tonight will be a night for pharmacology. I just might have to use a little assist to sleep. That way, I will be refreshed for my Masses tomorrow morning.
Otherwise, I might put myself to sleep when I give my homily!
So, with that in mind, I bid you a fond adieu.
I hope that you will have a peaceful night's sleep.