Relative Joy of Feeling Better

For the last four days I've been sick with the flu (or maybe it was just a really bad cold). I stayed at home mostly, not feeling like doing much of anything. But today! ....

Today I felt better and went back to work. And let me tell you, did I ever enjoy the day today! I was able to get back to work and do what I love. I even started and completed a small project, which in itself always produces a very satisfying feeling. But it was also a beautiful fall day in DC, leaves littering the ground, temps in the 70s, sun shining.

Wait a second ... temps in the 70s? In November? I recently moved from New Hampshire. This is not normal for me. It's very nice, just not normal.

Anyway ... I wouldn't normally have enjoyed today as much as I did. But it was because of the fact that I had just completed four days of feeling under the weather that made being out and about enjoying life on top of the weather feel all the more special. Now if I can just harness this feeling and replay it at will ... that would be something. I'll have to work on that.

Posted: Mon - November 3, 2003 at 05:26 PM