What’s Bugging You?
Many nights as I slept on my sofa bed in South Carolina I awoke to find thousands of bedbugs crawling all over me. As soon as I turned on the light those bloodsuckers retreated to their hiding place, but not before I smashed as many as I could with my fingers. I had to take revenge because they disturbed my rest and sucked my precious blood. I thought bedbugs were a thing of the past until I read the following article dated August 26, 2010:
By Jenny Everett, SELF magazine
Bedbugs are all over the news — and apparently, they’re all over these 15 cities. Number one on the list? New York City — SELF’s home base! They’ve been found in office buildings (thankfully not ours!), hospitals, hotels, theaters and even the Empire State Building. And the bloodsuckers hide in mattresses, furniture, clothing … blech. Is anyone else suddenly itchy?
Thinking only the poor were affected, I wrote about my experience with bedbugs in my soon to be published book, The Garbage Man’s Daughter. Some people run from spiders, roaches, and other creepy crawlies. But not me. I ‘m bigger and tougher than the things that bug me. Don’t run from bugs, fight back. Remember, “If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed,” Proverbs 24:10.
Do you fight back, or take flight, when something bugs you?