Sick Days Needed

A nasty bug is sweeping our house and we’ve all taken turns with it over the past five days or so. It started with my little guy, then made its way to Madelyn and my hubby. Now I have it. I’ve decided that I need to have a serious talk with the management around here because I’ve realized that I don’t have any sick days as part of my compensation package. I have work deadlines pending and my little kiddos are still demanding my attention—even at 3 a.m.

Being sick reminds me of how I always take being well for granted. So, for now I will keep my box of tissues by my side and load up on the vitamin C while I wait for this little bug to pass. I’m going to slowly plug away on my work projects and say a little prayer asking for my kids to take it easy on me. We might order a pizza for dinner and save the roasted chicken for another night this week. 

Rabbi Harold Kushner said, “One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick. Even if it is only relief from a headache or toothache, the health we take for granted most of the time is suddenly seen to be an incredible blessing.”

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