It has been a long winter. A winter of sniffling, sneezing, headachy, sore throat, runny nose madness. In my family, it has also been a winter punctuated by death in the family, the serious illness of friends and children of friends, and even the death of a friend's child.
The old phrase, "at least you have your health" has never meant more to me. To be healthy (or even moderately so) is a luxury. It allows us to get on with the other business of living and growing. Each spring and fall I slip into a fog of allergies. But this year, even though the pollen counts are through the roof, I simply don't mind as much. I'm not going to let them stop me from getting out, having fun, and living life.
So my words of encouragement for to today are simply this: Enjoy your health when you have it. And hug your kids a little tighter today and be thankful for their health too. If you aren't healthy, or are struggling with the illness/injury of a loved one, hold on. You aren't alone. *Hugs*