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
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.