Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Illness as a blessing

weird concept right?

I know it isn't always. Sometimes its just a giant pain in the ass. Even then, usually, when you really look at it in retrospect, If you listen to your body and you take the time to recuperate it is.

Illness is your body's way of telling you that you need to change something

Slow down
Sleep more
Pamper yourself
Let other people take care of the details.
Ignore the mess in the house for a day or two.
Take an extra day off work
Drink more water

And since you weren't listening to the other signals you were getting to do those things.. it will force you to do what needs to be done.

Sometimes, illness is a blessing to others too

It helps them to shift focus outside themselves.
Gives them an opportunity to be of service to someone else.
Makes them more self reliant ( if they're used to you taking care of their needs)

Today, as my body is recovering from illness, I'm very grateful for the blessings it brought me.

That doesn't mean I want to stay ill.. but I am more than willing to acknowledge that I needed the break, and I wouldn't have taken it on my own.


  1. You said, "pamper yourself."
    I heard, "Get new shoes."
    Thanks for the great advice. =)

    I also was super sick last month and it's usually cuz I don't know how to slow down. sigh. Even right now when I should be chilling, I'm blogging A to Z.

    1. Oohhh... I like your interpretation. Can I see the new shoes?

  2. You know what? That was pretty smart advice! Take your own advice and get well soon!

    1. Thanks. I'm workin' on it. I think we're almost done with the crud here. :)

  3. Good advice. I've always thought of pain as the body's way of saying, "I'm right here and need you to pay attention to me!"

    Rhia at Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around # 793 on A to Z Challenge)

  4. I'm starting to get ill ... thank you husband ... not. :) I'm not feeling very grateful about it at the moment. Hope you're all better soon.

    1. Oh NO! I hope it was nothing and you are feeling wonderful and perfectly healthy as a write this.