B is for Bert (from Mary Poppins)
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C is for the Common Cold

Sick girlThis post must seem pretty lame.

Yes, I can't believe it myself, but I am blogging about the common cold. Ugh!

I am determined to do the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge because I find it so darn intriguing and creatively stimulating. The sequential letter format requires me to go places I wouldn't normally explore in the usual course of events.

Like dedicating an entire blog post to a friggin' cold

I used to never get sick. Ever. But this year alone, I've had a bad cold that turned into a nasty throat infection (it was so bad, I had to be on IV antibiotics for a few days). It was a month long of suffering.

I got better for about a week or two. Then, I went out to lunch with My Mom last week and..BOOM! Here I am again.

It seems like every time I go out to eat anymore, I get sick! I don't know if this is because I'm rather a homebody and my system isn't used to other people's germs or what.

Having a cold is just miserable, isn't it? Staying still doesn't seem to help, because then the stuffy nose, headache and aches seem magnified. (While I'm here, can someone please explain to me how a nose can be stuff and runny at the same time?!) So I plow through, ignoring the symptoms, choosing to write at my PC, blog or hang out on social media.

Until the PC glare feels like a jackhammer between my eyes and I can no longer ignore how miserable I feel.

ColdWe humans...we do anything to avoid discomfort, don't we?

Take pills (12-hour Sudafed, check!), sleep (Benadryl, check!), watch videos (cartoons!), work (one more blog post!), Facebook (my Family Feud opponents are so stupid!)...until even those endeavors don't seem to quell our physical misery.

And here I am, once again faced with my human limitation...something I don't like dealing with at all. I like to think of myself as a Limitless Being, thankyouverymuch.

But alas, I am not. Sure, my spirit is. Even my enthusiasm knows no bounds.

My physical body, though? Yeah...it's limited, alright. 

And I need to take care of it. Better. 

So off I go--unplugging the PC, avoiding my Kindle Fire--to drink lots of liquids (yes, I do realize I should have been doing this!), rest and then appreciate how my body serves me so very well.

Especially when I end up pushing it to its limits yet again with my Limitless Being delusion!

  -- Janet Boyer, Amazon Hall of Fame/Vine Reviewer, author of Back in Time Tarot,Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer 2012) and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). Featured in Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference (A Domino Project eBook edited by Seth Godin)


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