I just finished taking a class dealing with pain and arthritis. One of the most valuable lessons for me was to try and take frequent breaks while working and rest for a moment. I tend to really push myself and then at the end of the day I am a ball of pain. So for the last few weeks I have been taking frequent breaks and getting a cup of tea and just stretching. What a huge difference this has made for me. When Jon comes home in the evening I am able to take a walk with him and enjoy the process of fixing and sharing dinner together.
Because of the difference this made for me, I decided to make a memento for each of the others in the class with me. One type for the women and one for the men. I thought they might be pleased and I know that making them was a great pleasure.