Every day I wake up, at six, early in the morning,
Steam my body in a bucket full of hot water
Under my thick blue blanket,
I drink a cup full of warm water with lemon,
And I cut a piece of ginger, chew it willingly
Despite the anguish of its bitterness. Do I have a choice?

I cut a piece of raw garlic and crush it grudgingly under my teeth,
Ignoring the reeking smell, knowing my life depends on it?
No. My life doesn’t depend on it.
My life depends on the God Almighty.
He is the giver and taker. And our lives are in his hands.
So every day I say a prayer to the Lord, praising him.
The Lord is my rock and fortress. He protects me.

(Inspired by the Psalm of David).