For the first time ever, I had a panic attack last night. I don’t know where it came from. I must have been having a nightmare. I had woken up in the middle of the night from a dream I couldn’t recall.
All I know was my heart was pounding. I was waiting for my heart rate to get back to normal, but it would not. My heart kept pounding for a good 20 minutes! I’ve never had that feeling before! And the more it was pounding, the more panicked I became, the more I had trouble breathing and starting to feel like I was on the verge of a heart attack or something. I had to call a friend, who talked me through my panic. I focused on a part of a room and took deep breaths. And the more I focused, my heart rate started to get back to normal.
After that experience, I could not sleep, so fearful was I to have that experience again. But once I realized I needed to remain calm, I decided to do what I could. Sure enough, I felt my heart rate going up again. So, it dawned on me: Listening to David keeps me calm!
Well, to keep myself calm last night, I shuffled all David’s songs from my ipod and listened to them in an effort to calm myself down. It worked! I have to agree with the McFlys, who thought that “talking to David is like doing yoga.” Well, I didn’t have another attack. In fact, these are the songs that really kept me at peace until I fell asleep. This particular order of songs really worked their magic:
2. “Joy to the World.”
3. “The First Noel.”
4. “Somebody Out There.”
5. “Waiting for Yesterday.”
I don’t remember what came after WFY because I fell asleep. Something about drifting off to the words and that Voice saying: “I’m the one for you tonight / I’m the one for you forever / If it takes a little time…(whatever it takes, whatever it takes)”
I once said David was a Heart Soother, not a Heart Breaker, and he needs to be marketed as such. After last night, I’m convinced! I now mean that literally! :)
Thank you, David, for soothing my heart.