to brighten the day!
Wishing all a day of beauty and brightness
as I hear from family in Southwest Virginia
who all have the
“spring crud” and are feeling like they wish they had gotten the license number of the truck that ran over them!
Little Kamryn has been sick for a week, but still manages to shoot threes from the hilltop of Granny’s house to the net
yesterday before running up that hill to visit
Mom/COB who was so sick she couldn’t join for the Easter dinner!
Then he took a long nap and by nightfall the entire tribe is now down with whatever bug is coursing across the country
with that all over
of congestion, cough, sneeze and over all misery feeling.
From DC, VA, FL to CA
it seems the “spring crud” is everywhere
the last couple of weeks!
Folks are just not feeling well
and we’re hearing about it from family, friends,
on Facebook, tweets, and those who still write old fashioned letters!
I do believe that there is a “spring flu” hittin here
or maybe it is brought about by all the ugliness in the news and affecting the nervous systems of all the good folks?
It may be brought about by the stress of the last several months
by the quickness of warm weather,
by excitement or great things
Good stress/bad stress
all bring about the same reactions in the brain, some set us up for immune reactions in the body!
Seems kids run harder, do more these days,
as do adults for that matter.
We tend to go wide open then stop quickly as a result of not feeling well
and then bugs and illness find their way to us rather quickly, or sneak in while we are busy living our lives!
Then it seems that those
famous through commercials
“little green men” set up residence within us, and we sneeze or cough
there ya go!
We’ve got it; the “crud”
and feel just awful for awhile,
and being the kind and generous folks we are,
we then share it!
Kamryn called yesterday to wish me a
“Happy Easter” and sounded so bad with his “crud” and immediately told me,
“Dot is sick too and I gave it to her!”
I let him know that was very sweet of him to share!
After all he is not a selfish kid!!!
For those who are immune compromised
or for those who are
chronic pain sufferers
it seems that after times of great joy
they will suffer even more.
They often will report that times of great joy, great excitement,
when the adrenalin surges to get them through an event, or time of gladness allows them to exceed their own limits to do more, go further, be more than their normal ….
It is after the rush and after the event,
they crash hard, the pain intensifies
and then they are prime targets for the “crud/little green men” to come in with their recliners and set up for a bit.
It is during these times
we must treat ourselves with great care,
and sometimes cocoon ourselves
even through the sneezes, the cough, the headache that can be relentless.
Knowing that this too shall pass,
remembering to be as gentle to self
as we would to a child
or to one we loved
if the role was reversed.
Some when not feeling well like to be left ALONE, and when I say left alone I do mean just that!
They don’t like to be checked on, coddled over or hovered over!
And if you take them flowers, you might want to be sure you know the kind they like or do not like!!!
Some get rather testy or grumpy when they don’t feel well, so it’s best to ask before entering!!!
Others, like to know you care,
and most importantly
it is ok
to know you cannot fix it, cure it
or understand it.
The Easter Bunny left something more
than giggles grins and chocolate bunnies
the spring crud
is spreading all around,
so take best care.
EAt dark chocolate, it’s good for the heart,
drink lots of fluids,
take your VITAMINS
wrap up while getting rid of
“those little green men”!
Do you think
Jeepers has a headache
maybe he is just resting after chasing those
“little green men” away from the house!
Oh I hope that is it!
Sending you healing rays from the sun today!
Enjoy the flowers
Walk in Beauty,