Monday, February 11, 2013

What The Flu Taught Me

I'm so glad everything is back to normal (prayerfully) I guess I spoke too soon before where I said I'd be back...

It was Monday and I was sitting in an appointment in the career center getting my resume critiqued and it was like an immediate 180.

Chills, Fever, Body Aches, Head Aches, Throat Hurting.

Full. Blown. Flu.

This was the like the last thing I needed this week. I had tests coming up, a huge group project due, and a presentation.

I came back to my apartment... curled up in bed and tried to not think about how awful and continuously worse I was getting. Thankfully Full House was on, so it cheered me up for the time being.

Long story short I ended up missing the whole week of school. My parents came and picked me up and my amazing mother took care of me.

It's rare that I'm sick, but when I am, it's bad. I got to thinking though while I was sick, how many times I hear a friend of relative is sick and I blow it off as like "Ehh, oh well, I'll say a little prayer and they'll be fine eventually" or I am not as compassionate or care because it doesn't affect me.

It was the truth and I really got to see that when there were a few people who were willing to go out of there way to serve me, call me, text me, leave me encouraging voicemails, etc. Little things like that go a long way, especially when you've been on the same couch feeling helpless for days.

I encourage you all today, that if you know someone who is ill, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually to encourage them today. You don't even have to know them, visit a hospital, nursing home, soup kitchen. 

It's so easy to brush things off when they don't affect us but I hold onto this scripture that I memorized the other week.

"Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too." -Phil. 2:3-4

1 comment:

  1. great scripture!

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