Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER...











Why is it when I'm doing housework, all I really want to be doing is sewing - or if I'm sewing, all I can think about is the unfinished laundry and the floor that needs to be swept? For the past week I've been held hostage by a nasty flu bug and I can say with all honesty I'd much rather be tending to laundry or sweeping the floor. This has been no vacation. I keep thinking of all the things I could be doing if only I had some energy and could breathe easier.
When illnesses strike or routines get interrupted, as they often do, I try to discern what I'm supposed to be learning from those experiences. Until this morning, I was thinking how unfair it was to be stuck at home dealing with fever, aches, chills, congestion, wheezing, and a head-jarring unrelenting cough - as if I was the only person who'd ever had the flu. No, I don't think I should be immune from illness, but whether it's realistic or not, I do think all these symptoms should go away after a couple days. Enough is enough!
Perhaps the lesson here is that I am fortunate this flu is temporary. I have every reason to believe I'll feel better in a few days, while some people struggle with chronic illnesses. It's a bit difficult to be in a thankful mode if one is feeling sorry for herself, so starting today, I'll be counting the things for which I am thankful instead of resenting the fact I am not able to do all that I want to do.

4 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Kady, hope you will be fine soon!
Ciao
Laura kitten

Kady said...

Hi Laura Kitten! I have missed you. I'm starting to feel a little bit better. Thank you.....Kady

Shellmo said...

I hope you're up to a 100% this weekend! I think this years flu was particularly rough - I was just reading a newspaper article about it and they were talking about all the different strains, how it hit the midwest particularly hard, etc.

Kady said...

Shelley, Spouse is back up and running, but I'm still coughing and wheezing. Maybe I'll feel more frisky by Monday. Thanks....Kady