Yesterday I got stung by a bee. I suddenly felt a pain on my side and it was quite intense for a few seconds. Then I heard the buzz.
I think the bee must have been inside the dress I was wearing. It left a red and swollen mark but today I can’t feel it anymore.
It got me thinking about how the dread of something is often worse than the actual experience.
If I had known that there was a bee in my dress I would never have been able to relax. The thought of the sting would have been terrible.
As so often happens the reality of it wasn’t that bad. It was unpleasant but not awful.
I think this is a great lesson to remember and a real inspiration in terms of being more present in the moment rather than worrying about the future.