DINK #272 Being Sick During the Christmas/Hannukah/Holiday Season

Posted on : 17-12-2010 | By : Lynn | In : Uncategorized


I know, I know being sick is never something that we want to think about but we are humans as far as I know and so there are going to be times when we may not feel as hot as we normally do (if we’re lucky and usually have pretty good health).  I don’t know what is going on in the Texas Hill Country as well as west Texas, but there are a whole lot of us not feeling so chilly red hot right now and definitely don’t have the energy to keep up with the pace of the holidays that it can demand of us if we let it.

As weird as this may sound, your being sick could be a “pass” card that the divine has given you to “let go”.  Do those things that you absolutely positively have to do, like feed your young kids if you have them and find a way to get them some care so that you can go to bed and heal.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly used to pile on all kinds of ridiculous expectations of myself about everything for the holidays.  And it’s so weird the kind of ideas that my mind would glom on to such as wanting to have an abundance of lights and decorations like something out of a Chevy Chase movie.  Really when I stopped to think about that, I really didn’t want to do that on my house–but some adolescent part of me sure thought it was a super idea.

When it comes right down to it, unfortunately we find out what ducks we have in order and what we really need to get in order when we’re down and out for the count because we’re sick.  As I type this blog tonight my husband is nestled up in the down comforter on our bed sweating off the vestiges of a not-so great Vietnamese dish that he thought would make him feel better.  It didn’t do the trick  but it sure did get rid of some of the crud that he’s been walking around with today in about fifteen minutes flat.  Hopefully, he’ll be passed out for the night by the time I crawl beside him in bed.  I’m sorry he’s feeling bad, but I’m glad he’s going to get some good sleep.  He’s been working really hard lately and waking up at the crack of dawn to dive into some special projects for a string of weeks now.  It was time to slow down and I believe his body knew it so it threw a protest and by gum, it looks like it’s gotten it’s way for now.

So, if you’re feeling sick take it as the opportunity it really is.  Remember what is really important to you for this time of year.  Really love comes in all kinds of simple messages and behaviors that we tend to get diverted from by the excellent marketing scientists out there who know how to hit us just right to make us want a product, event, or experience.  You’ve got everything between your two ears right now to give the simple things that can make someone happy.

Drink lot’s of water, get lot’s of sleep and call your doctor in the morning to check-in just in case.  Here’s praying for your speedy recovery and, oh yeah, Happy Holidays!

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