When sickness interrupts

The song “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry has been stuck in my head all week… but it only seems to be the two lines that go “Cause you’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no…” I need a new theme song for the week. Any requests?!

I’ve been sick all week long with a fun little flu-like virus that causes one to be hot with a fever and then sends bone-tingling chills down the spine the next moment. Then sometimes it would be both hot and cold at the same time. How does that work? [Queue ridiculous song that’s stuck in my head.]

Being sick this week has made me realize and think about how some things like sickness (and death) has a way of interrupting life. It also has made me more aware of how important being healthy is! I’ve had to cancel everything this week and weekend so I could stay home within the confines of my bedroom (so I don’t get my housemates sick) to rest, sleep, drink fluids, and eat take Tylenol. However, I am grateful that I’ve had the time to be able to rest – my office has been so gracious to me during this week so I can be back on my feet sooner than later (hopefully) and my housemates as well as my family have been making sure that I’ve been eating and drinking plenty (thankfully). I’ve had the opportunity to finish some books that have been patiently waiting for me to finish them and caught up on some shows I have missed lately (Hello: Modern Family, Downton Abbey, and Duck Dynasty).

Although I am not a fan of this unknown-unnamed flu-like virus (who knew you could get hives with this virus/flu thing?!?) and would prefer to have life carry on just as it was… things have been put at a stand-still for me which has caused me to stop, reflect, think and pray about life and the people God has surrounded me with… and I find myself choosing to be joy-filled and not sick-filled… and thankful to embrace another day. And… I also choose a blanket to keep me warm as I look forward to being able to see people again.


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