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The Ugly Sick

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So I am on day three of being sick… I am hopped up on Benadryl , so I don’t actually know what I am writing now. In much the same way that you take a cell phone away from a drunk person for fear of them drunk dialing their Ex, the same can be said for a blogger that is just short of blotto on Antihistamines. 

The good news is that I am not on NyQuil. For that would actually have me typing sentences in Klingon. ‘Rop vaj DaH, tlhIngan pejatlh.” Shout out to all my Klingons!

The bad news is that I am in the stage of helplessness. I can’t do anything, nor do i want to. My happiness comes from laying motionless on the couch and catching up on Game of Thrones on HBO and eating an endless amount of McDonald’s french fries because the salt feels so good on my sore throat. If you can add a gallon of Sprite or 7-Up, that would put me in a state of bliss.

I tried to get up… No, really I did. The fever and the headache seemed to come back almost instantaneously. But the headache could be from my wife screaming at me to, “Go lay back down! I don’t want you to be sick any longer than you have to be!” She’s a saint like that…

In fact, I shouldn’t even be typing this now… Her spies are everywhere. The cat is looking at me funny… I gotta go. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch, under a blanket…watching dragons.

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 It always amazes me as to where inspiration comes from. Whether it is kind words from a stranger, a sunny day, two snacks at the vending machine falling out, instead of just the one that was paid for. 

     I haven’t posted in a while, but a comment came it today on one of my earlier posts. It inspired me to keep writing and posting and hopefully inspire others..

     I was sitting in the drive-thru lane at McDonald’s the other morning and I was ordering one of their new Egg White Delight McMuffins. As I was making my order, the woman behind me opened her door and shouted, “Sir!” I was pulling away from the speaker, I didn’t stop, but there was a line at the first window, so I had to wait. The woman behind me placed her order and then came round to be behind me once again, She got out of her car and then proceeded to hand me a coupon for the McMuffin that I just ordered. I thanked her and she quickly went back to her car as the lane was moving.

In taking a moment to think about this, waiting for the cashier, I was moved that she had done this and taken time out of her day to pay for my breakfast. I had heard about such things happening to others in various fast food drive-thru lanes.

When it came time for me to pay, I felt that the only thing to be done was to pay for her breakfast as well. Unfortunately, she had only ordered a soda. I had wanted to make the grander gesture, but it was her that had done so from the start.

As I was handed my meal and I turned to drive off, I waved at the woman in the car in back of me and in return she waved back. 

There is a quote that I try to say to myself everyday credited to Reverend Michal Beckwith from ‘The Secret’ and it is:

“I am available to more good than I have ever experienced, realized, or imagined before.”

It is true, by just being available, you have opened yourself up for amazing possibilities!

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