Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dealing With Minor Inconveniences

Sick days and snow days are the best when we are children. I remember sleeping in, watching television shows, and just wasting time in a variety of other leisurely ways. When I was sick, I enjoyed having my mother take care of me, and I usually felt good enough to go back to school after a day or two of her care. Snow days allowed my brother, sister, and me to play outside with our sleds, make snow angels, have snowball fights, and attempt to build snowmen. Yes, those were charmed days.

Now that I am an adult, I see these same days as those that force me to cancel work and other plans. This past winter season on the East Coast made me almost hate the snow because of all the shoveling and the sometimes frightening road conditions I had to contend with when driving. Getting sick is also an inconvenience; I hate being stuck at home when I have work and other plans scheduled for the day. I recently spent the whole night suffering from a nasty case of food poisoning, so much so that I couldn’t do anything the next day. I was annoyed, but then I realized there was nothing I could to change what happened. As the saying goes, “life is what happens when you are making other plans,” and I remember this before I feel sorry for myself. I realize that my plans weren’t meant to happen, and I have to take care of myself so I can get back to my daily routine.

Do you still enjoy sick days and snow days, or do you see them as minor inconveniences like I do?

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