Do not lift anything over twenty pounds.
My Dr Pepper/Iced Tea and Hero, which I repeatedly lift throughout the day are both much less than the maximum, so NO PROBLEM!
Keep your head above your heart (Don't bend over for those of your directionally challenged).
This has created somewhat of a problem. I never walk by the flower bed that I am not bending over jerking weeds. AND, you all know, the Wonder Dog is needy and requires lifting up numerous times each day. He's a little fellow and it requires a bend over to reach him.
Within hours of being home following surgery, I was to discover just how much time in a day I spent bent over. This has required a change in how I approach things. In a week's time, I have bragging rights for deep knee bends and squats over all the boot camp attendees combined. Now WHY have my knees been aching?
In my world of loose association, this brought to mind how many cliches about body parts I have been subjected to over a lifetime.
WHERE IS YOUR HEAD?
This has nothing to do with the physical location of said head--but might refer to what was I thinking?
GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS
Again nothing to do with flying or low hanging clouds--but more likely day dreaming.
YOU HAVE YOUR HEAD BURIED IN THE SAND
One of my favorites which I use quite often--I am never speaking of you physically putting your head in the sand, but rather your failure to see the truth.
WEARING MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE
Now we all know this does not refer to putting your actual heart on your sleeve, but might indicate you are placing yourself in a vulnerable position.
Again not the ventricles which are responsible for pumping oxygen to our bodies, but rather with our deepest emotion.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Certainly if you are home your heart is also, but this does not refer to the physical location of your heart, but instead your love for home.
I can't leave this and not give you one of my favorites--one I tend to do quite often.
PUTTING MY FOOT IN MY MOUTH
I've done this so many times, I soak my feet in salt water for seasoning.
Over the ages, we have come up with multitudes of cliches concerning our body parts. Why body parts? Because of their importance to us. Think about it, most of the cliches are about really important parts. We don't talk about our gall bladder or appendix or even our kidneys. We do refer to those most important parts quite frequently. Without our head or heart, we are in deep trouble. Life cannot go on without them. So we come up with quips concerning what we all know as vitally important parts. To function to our fullest--at our very best--all of our parts are required and necessary. We might be able to still operate without a few of our parts--as I am living proof--but we are designed to operating at our best when we have all our parts.
When Paul taught about our parts, he considered them all vitally and intricately important. What a wonderful lesson he gives us in Corinthians concerning the church and the importance of each of us to one another within the church. We all have a job and each job is important. When we all are doing our tasks and each making a contribution, the glory is given to God for we operate as one body--not as individual parts, but instead as one body in Christ. What a beautiful image.