This is a Daily Moment—short perspectives on life and times through a dad’s eye.
I’ve been sick all week. Nothing serious, just a persistent cold with shifting throat aches, sneezing, and coughing.
And today I woke up nearly symptom-free. Not perfect, but at least awake again. And it felt great.
Normally our bodies work just fine. And when things are working, we don’t really notice them. Rather than appreciating a well functioning body, we just ignore it.
So maybe a little sick is good for us. Not just because it reflects our bodies’ impressive defense systems. But as a reminder of how well things work most of the time.
On the other hand, it sucks when you’re not feeling well. So rather than going out and getting ill, take a moment to recall a time you were sick. It doesn’t really matter what kind of sick it was, as long as it was unpleasant. Got it? Good.
Now take a moment to appreciate that you don’t have it right now. And then, thank your body for being there.
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