A couple of weeks ago, I came down with some sort of virus. You know the kind, lack of energy, and just wanting to sleep. With it came several days of internal rumbling and not too interested in putting food inside me. Had no resulting weight gain, damn it. It’s still lingering and I’m getting a bit depressed.
Or maybe it is just because summer is coming to an end.
Maybe I need some sunshine. I could go outside, lie down on the sectional and take a nap. Then I’d likely wake up with a sunburn on half my body, a-la Close Encounters. (Please say you remember the scene when Richard Dreyfus looks out the window of his truck and, um, “sees the light”.) I take vitamin D, so I don’t think I’m lacking there. But then, sunshine always makes me happy.
Whatever the cause, isn’t it interesting the things our bodies do in response to an internal threat? Often far better than the anti-virus software in your computer. Without getting graphic, it is rather astonishing how the body goes into all-out war in eliminating the monster that invaded it. I, and likely many others, am not very patient during the siege. It takes a lot of effort to fight viral take-overs and the body likes to shut you down during the process. I’m torn between sleeping and weeping. Yesterday, I went shopping for a couple of hours, came home and washed the car, and I was just done for the day. WTF.
It’s that time of year when viruses start gearing up for an attack. Kids go back to school and we all know that is one gigantic bacteria factory. You go to the doctor’s office and you get sick just breathing the air around the building. Last year, my sweetie and I managed to avoid catching anything. Yay! I attribute that to our twice daily dosing of vitamins D, C, zinc sulfate and turmeric. I had a bit of a sniffle in February, but it died off in a few days.
We owe it to ourselves and our Creator to take care of our bodies. Eating well, sleeping, vitamins, exercise, play, relaxation and mindfulness. Figure out what works best for your body and not just what someone else says. Life is meant to be enjoyed and taking care of yourself contributes greatly to this. Because if you don’t, you’ll end up with some mutated germ that wipes out half the planet.
And then you won’t be able to post some amazing video that Goes Viral. You know, like that cat. . .