Thursday, March 21, 2013

Being Sick

I know it sounds weird to be thankful for being sick, but I’m more thankful for some of the “consequences” than the actual being sick part.  You see, when you’re sick, you get to stay home (sometimes, granted).  I’m also talking about the common cold, rather than the really nasty stuff, nasty as some colds can be.  I am blessed to be able to stay home while my husband and extended family take care of my one-year-old, so that I can actually get some rest.

It’s funny that, whenever I think of staying home alone - even when I’m sick - I think, “Oh!  I can get some things done!”  Yet, in all honesty, this is not a responsible way of thinking.  I’m staying home and not working so that I can rest, so that I will get better sooner, so that I can return to “active duty” sooner.  Sure, I can water the indoor plants, maybe get a load of laundry in the washer and dryer, if not fold them.  But most of my day should be spent resting and taking care of myself.

That’s a nice reprieve, even if it is a little marred by the headache, sore throat, and stuffiness that come with being sick.  So I am thankful that God allows us to get sick every now and again, if only for the fact that He may also be saying, “Rest now, My child.”  Knowing that God is in charge of that makes the day much brighter - even through the ailments.

What negative thing is God using positively in your life?

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