A Penny For Your Thoughts: Miserable to Magnificent

When life throws you illness, just throw pills at it until it goes away, right?

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve been suffering from a head cold. I haven’t really written anything other than tweets and the Sneak Peek post about the Bundle coming out soon. Nope, haven’t written at all. It’s probably a good thing that I have a day job to muddle through on medication that makes me groggy and foggy to pay the bills. Not only does being sick suck, it sucks the life out of everything. I honestly feel for people who have allergies all year around and I feel for those who have illnesses that they are constantly taking medication for in order to have a life. Medication that could possibly cause all kinds of awful side effects.

I have friends I consider family that are taking all kinds of medication so they can have a somewhat normal life. I honestly don’t know how they do it, but they are quite inspiring. They get up every day and do what they do. They go on vacation, they spend time with friends and family, all the while being unable to do certain things or eat certain things. The fear of cross-contamination is prominent in people’s lives. It really makes you stop to think about how many people are truly afflicted with something in this world to understand how blessed you are to just have to pop an allergy pill in order to go on with your day.

Today, I want you to reach out to those people in your lives who are constantly having to watch everything they eat or everything they come into contact with. The people who have to take medication in order to get up in the morning and go about their day as if everything is just fine. Reach out to the people in your life that tend to turn down outings and see how they are. Because let me tell you – if I were in fear of cross-contamination every time I went out to eat, I would never bother leaving the house. I’d eat at home. I can handle pain, but if I can’t eat then life is at the worst low ever. I have a sister-friend that has to pay attention to everything about her food. My daughter is currently going through that and it pains me that I can eat whatever I want when she’s having to limit herself. Yes, it’s not a life-endangering sort of illness, but still, it’s painful and she can’t eat for a day if she’s triggered with something.

Show the people who are going through these crazy illnesses that we can’t seem to eradicate from our world and let them know they are in your thoughts. Just don’t get them sick, okay? Okay.

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