In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Well, life certainly is an adventure. Sophie was sick for four days with a stomach virus two weeks ago. Then, just as she was getting better, my husband got it. He was sick for four days (out of work two). Well, a week went by without my son or me getting it, so I was starting to feel a bit more hopeful that it might pass us by – no such luck. Both of us got violently ill Saturday morning. Amazingly enough, it has only taken us two days of complete inactivity to recover. Still – all in all, that whole period of time was exhausting. Stomach bugs are REALLY, REALLY nasty; in some recent reading, it seems you can remain contagious for quite a long time (some say 3 weeks) after your illness passes. Seriously? Well, I can’t stop going out into the world for three weeks! I suppose that explains why these things go around so quickly in schools and workplaces. Ugh.
On a brighter note…life does go on. The holidays are coming up. We’re making wish lists. We’re making sure we’re REALLY, REALLY good…just in case 😀 (at least my seven-year-old…my daughter really does not pay attention!). The weather is cooling off and it actually feels holiday-ish. Life does go on – the illness passes, the mood passes, the bad passes…and the good as well. There is a rhythm to life and it is so important to remember – whether you are ecstatic or depressed – that this too shall pass. Life is so much less stressful if you stop fighting it and relax.