You are probably thinking, why on Earth would you write about a bedside table? Well, it came to me yesterday as I was tidying up my side of the bedroom and trying to fit all my “necessities” on the little table next to my side of the bed. It was at that moment I realized that a functional bedside table is a necessity for everyone with CI. How could I not have thought about this before? My goodness, I have always had trouble trying to fit everything onto that tiny surface.
I know everyone with CI will have a different list of what is important for him/her to have next to the bed, but I have always had a pretty consistent list of must haves: journals, a devotional, a lamp, lotion, lip balm, tissues, bottle of water, a supplement or three, my current read and note cards and pens for making lists/taking notes/writing a card to a friend/family member. And all of that stuff takes up a lot of space.
There is little that is more frustrating than feeling terrible and needing something from the table, and as you reach for it, it and maybe several other things fall to the floor because the table is so crowded with guests. As for me, it usually stays there with the hopes that it really wasn’t that important.
At the moment my table is just that, a small plant stand. It is a nice one, solid wood, Amish-made, sturdy, but oh my goodness, it is small and only has the one surface. So, I have made it my mission to find something else within the house to use as a gathering place for my goodies. My dream is to purchase something out of the IKEA catalog but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but hey, those of us with CI are all very good at making due. We live a make due life day-in and day-out.
So, here are to things that make our lives just a bit easier, no matter how insignificant it may seem to others.
……………Until next time, YOU my friend are a superhero and YOU make the world a better place!