I don’t know anyone who wants to hear, “I have a cold.”
Sigh….. misery… poor me….sniffle, sneeze, cough, grousing.
I actually got tired of myself, complaining.
So, I said: “Hey, get out and do something that will make you forget that you are a mess.”
Once in the company of others, I forgot about my current condition, and actually had a great time.
I think it is called pain management.
Immerse one’s self in living and communicating with others, and the pain and suffering doesn’t seem quite so bad.
Today was one of those days, listening to the stories of those I happened to run into.
A few of the highlights: Motorcycling across the US, movies that were inspirational, Ashville, NC and its unique beauty, and a typical day in the life of a building contractor.
Met George and Dave, from Montana, bikers who stopped briefly, on their way to visiting family, sharing a few beers before they called it a night. What great stories they had to tell.
Yeah, I still have a cold.
But I almost forgot about it.
When I got home, a present from Marlowe’s garden: Fresh broccoli. So tender and delicious.
I can’t remember when a cold felt this good.
It’s all about attitude.