Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Aw shucks, I'm going to live after all...

I've been sick (head cold) for the past 3 days.

I have lots of experience around sickly, heroic people.  People who rise above their challenges and accomplish amazing things while presented with ill health or tough life circumstances.  While I was laying around this past weekend, I watched the program Temple Grandin, a semi-documentary movie of Temple Grandin on HBO.  It truly is amazing what people can accomplish when so many odds are stacked against them.

I'm not those people.

I get a head cold and it serves as an excuse for an extremely self-centered me to focus more on me - How am I feeling?  Am I going to die?  Can I get something out of this?  Can I disappear and nobody notice? Am I going to live?

Way to much of me for me.

The good news is that I feel better today.

The even better news is that, so far, I've thought about at least 2-3 people besides myself today.

God is good.

...and AA works.

11 comments:

Syd said...

Ugh..I don't like colds. I just want to isolate and eat soup. Glad that you are rallying.

Garnet said...

Yes, any illness brings out the Poor Little Old Me's in me. I can obsess endlessly.

Thinking about two or three others sounds like you are back in the land of the living. Well done.

dAAve said...

"Can I get something out of this?"

LOLOLOLOL

Mike said...

Thanks for the post.
I always look at colds, although I don't care for them, as a time when I can be self-centered and want to take care of just me.
Of course I am realistic and know the world is not ending...but what is wrong with some wonderful Self-care? :)

Carol said...

Glad that you're on the mend, thank goodness I haven't had one for awhile, I make it my business to drug up when I get them.

Mary Christine said...

Glad you are feeling better.

AA does work - even when we have a cold!

Scott W said...

You can think about me anytime!

Mark said...

Honest you are! Glad you are feeling better.

Mary LA said...

Rest and take plenty of liquids. Hope you're well enough to blog soon.

Mary Christine said...

I sure miss you :(

Scott said...

2-3 folks other than yourself while sick?? that's pretty impressive Ed! I do hope you're feeling better soon sir!