Sick and content: another view of germs.

    I take pride in my immune system.  I’m sorry, but that’s the shameful truth. I often manage to march through periods of illness in my household unaffected (despite my habit of finishing the ever abundant supply of anonymous waterbottles left around the house in the name of “waste not want not”). Depite the aches starting, despite the coughing, I attempted to push on. It is a pride thing.

       “Sickiness is a decision”,  I tell myself. That is until I come down with fever. That is where I finally give in to my pride and settle into bed. Obviosuly, I’m strange. I think that has been thoroughly established. 
Pride goeth before a fall they say, and I must humbly agree.

   So I’m stuck in bed with a fever and the aches, but I can’t complain. Of course, there is the geography class I’ve been planning and the zoo trip I’ve been looking forward to for months… but we may as well look at the positives. There is a plethora of reasons to love being sick. In fact, I quite enjoy it. 

(Except when I get a sore throat. Call me a blabber mouth, that is the one illness I literally cannot stand)

So many benefits: 
I’ve got a great excuse to relax and read in bed all afternoon. 
I’ve got a wonderful squad of nurses taking the best care of me. 
I’ve got the satisfaction of lying back and STOPPING for just a few hours. Talking to God. Thinking about life. My oh my. I tend to plow on like a steam train, barely looking to the side to enjoy the view. 
Honestly, as long as I’m strong enough to hold a book in my hands and a conversation with my siblings, I’m a happy. So happy. 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

3 thoughts on “Sick and content: another view of germs.”

  1. So sorry about your illness. I find myself taking pride of my immune system, too…but so many people at school are sick right now I'm afraid I'll jinx myself.

    What's your opinion on Ender's Game? I read it last semester for my Young Adult Lit class.


  2. Thanks for your sweet comment. Don't ever be too sure of yourself! Keep taking that vitamin C!

    Ender's game is one of those books that takes me a while to figure out whether I liked it or not. Once I have more conclusive opinions, I'm going to blog about it in a post about my September reads. What did you think?


  3. I really did not enjoy it at all. Was not my cup of tea. But my young adult lit teacher told me I was the only student she knew who did not like it. The story was fine, but I didn't like the way it was written.

    I did think the movie was okay, though.


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