I don't get sick. I just don't. The rest of the world battles the sniffles and I stand strong. The winter colds make their run and I scoff at them. Until this year. I have had random colds and what I suspect was a slight case of influenza and sinus stuff and general blah. Repeatedly. It is not something I am used to. I haven't needed to go to the doctor, although maybe I should have, and I rarely take medicine because medicine jacks me up, but I have been sick more this year than I have been the last 15+ years combined.
|sick, sick, sick on our vacation last year. Fever. cough. vomit. the illness trifecta.|
Today all of those things added up to bronchitis. In case you were wondering, ain't nobody got time for that. It hurts to cough and hold babies and push kids on swings and play catch and have kids on my lap and laugh and, oh, yeah, breathe. All of these things figure pretty prominently into my job description. Especially that bit about breathing.
So I lay down as much as is possible and hit the hay as early as possible and now I take the Zpack and rub the thieves essential oil to knock this nonsense out. Finally, I try really hard to learn the Lesson of Bronchitis.
We all know that the thing everyone says about a plane crashing and putting your own oxygen mask on first before helping others is true. It's true on a plane and it's true in real life. I'm busy and you're busy and she's busy and he's busy, but if I don't take the time to rest and eat well and move and remain calm in spite of crazy, then I'm no good to anyone. And I need to be good to people. And so do you.
Go forth and be good to you. Your people will appreciate it.
How do you make time for you in your busy day?