Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stuck in Bed With Time to Think About Gratitude

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker

One of the Cozy Chicks, Kate, got me thinking with her post on teaching children gratitude.

I'm a really positive person almost all the time. Except like now. When I'm on day two of all the classic flu symptoms - sweating hot one minute, Artic cold the next, pounding headache, lurching stomach. I might not be in this position in the first place, if I hadn't procrastinated on that flu shot. Go get yours!!

When life throws curve balls, it's easy to fall into despair and self-pity. But since this is November, and we are coming into a season of reflection, I'm going to think positive right this minute (even if it kills me).

So....to show my gratitude, in Story Fischer's favorite way, with bullet points, here is my list:
(BTW, pre-orders for Beewitched are on kindle sale at $5.99!)

I am grateful for:
  • being home with this rather than on the road
  • modern day meds to reduce symptoms
  • the inventor of chicken soup. Thank you, thank you, thank you
  • a good book, which I haven't been able to read, but snuggling with it is nice
  • a comfortable bed in a room of my own
  • friends and family to check on me, making me feel special
  • the hot shower I'll get to take when this breaks
See? There is actually some good in with the bad.

On that note.

Whatever your day has in store for you, take a moment or two to remember the little things. They are there, right in front of us. We only have to look.

 


12 comments:

Aurian said...

Get well soon Deb! And when you feel a little bit better, you will be able to read the book instead of just snuggling with it.

Elaine Klingbeil said...

Praying you feel better very soon! And I am thankful for social media so I have been able to meet you!

D. L. Marriott said...

Here's another - You got the flu now, and not in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner or on Christmas Eve. Hope you're feeling better soon, Deb!

Deb said...

Thank you, Aurian. We know we are really sick when we can't read.

Deb said...

Aw...thanks Elaine. I forgot to thank the internet, too for bringing me you!

Deb said...

Another gratitude bullet point. You are so right!

Kate Collins said...

And now you have immunity from that flu strain forever instead of for just one season, which is what you'd get with the flu shot -- if that was the strain the flu shot covered. Hope you get better fast. You've got pages to write, woman!

Debra Fox said...

If you can download an audiobook, it's a good distraction. I hope you are better soon.

Rachelle21 said...

:Laughter is good medicine, so I always say make some chicken soup but remember you have to catch the chicken first! Get well soom.

Deb said...

Another good point! Never want this one again.

Deb said...

A great idea, Debra!

Deb said...

Haha. Thanks for the laugh, Rachelle!