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Weather Report Under the Weather
Video: An English idiom - Under the weather!
Being ‘under the weather’ is an old nautical term from the days of sailing ships. If a sailor wasn’t feeling well, he was sent below decks to recover. Below deck, away from the elements, he was literally, ‘under the weather’
Most people do not plan to be ‘under the weather’. Sickness takes us by surprise and catches us out when we are often at the end of our resources. Being sick can send us below deck. It throws us off, and if we have other plans sickness arrives with disappointment and regret.
If we’re very sick, we may not have the energy or space to think much about anything. As our health gradually improves we may struggle to communicate with others, yet don’t want to be in our own company. We lie in bed thinking of all we’re missing out on and making plans we’re not well enough to enact. It’s frustrating.
Anyone who has spent a long time recovering from illness or injury will appreciate this strange ‘between space’ where we are held under, yet yearn to be above deck again. For some, getting fully above deck again, apart from short stints is unlikely. This comes with deep grief and pain.
Weather with You
Recall a time when you have been under the weather and how you felt and coped with the situation.
Think of someone you know around you who is currently under the weather.
As you Stroll, consider a way you could offer support or help or bring a bit of cheer to their day.
Video of Blessing
Enjoy this beautiful video of the weather blessing from Prayerscapes.
Weather blessing video
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.