For the past 36 hours, I have felt very sick, as if I had the flu that is going around, but it is possible that it is over now and I do thank the gods for that. The cup of coffee I am having is agreeing with me anyway and my body does not feel like it has been beat up anymore. I think the good night's sleep that I had has helped it a lot.
I really felt miserable and all I could do was lie down on the sofa and take many naps. I tried to sit behind the computer now and then trying to force myself into a better state of health but that just did not work out. I suppose when you are sick, there is nothing else to do but be it and wait for it to be over.
I am ever so happy now that I can sit here and write this without feeling like a limp dishrag. My whole mood has perked up. I did force myself to eat while I was feeling so miserable, even if it meant putting in the effort to prepare the food. I think the fact that I did not starve myself, has helped me to feel better now.
Now I am to the point that I am looking forward to the day and to the rest of the week. I can feel my every day optimism returning. My life will be taking on its normal routine again and I will be able to take Tyke for a refreshing walk in a while. I do look forward to that after not having been able to go out at all.
There is nothing like a good streak of optimism to help you get your feet back on the ground again. As a rule, I get a good portion of it every day and I have come to count on it and I was very sad when it was missing this weekend. When you are sick, all you can think about are miserable things that make you feel depressed. Luckily, I had the sense not to give in to this state of mind and recognize it for what it was.
When it comes down to it, what you really have to be grateful for is your good health. You realize that when you feel better after having been sick. When you feel better, it is like you can take on the world.
I think I will very happily get dressed now and start my day.