It is not that we did not want to celebrate birthdays and see friends. But I could see my limits would be far exceed by attending. Plus it would be selfish to attend only to expose that many more people. It is a bad enough feeling knowing I was out Friday night without realizing I was coming down with it.
My daughter is feeling much better and bouncing with energy again yet we will be skipping her swim lessons today because I am still needing rest. Most my life I thought putting everyone else first was best. I am a people pleaser and I love making other people's day brighter. The older I get I realize that sometimes the best thing for all involved is for me to know my limits and say no.
So today will be more of the same, resting and recovering. I have called off work and have my fingers crossed that I will be able to return by Wednesday. Here's hoping recovery is just around the corner.
I'm grateful to be back in my own bed. I'm grateful for an awesome husband and teammate as we battle our way back to health while taking turns with our daughter. I'm grateful my daughter is feeling better but still content with low key days. I'm grateful to prioritize and see which things are truly important. I'm grateful to stay in and share this "fun" with as few people as possible. I'm grateful to have plenty of soups and foods for recovery right here at home. I'm grateful to have a general timeline based on watching my daughter go through this same bug. And I'm grateful that, even pregnant, there are some safe medications to help minimize the worst of the symptoms.
When was the last time you put yourself first? How can you prioritize your needs even when you are well?
May today support health and healing. May we all take time to do, for ourselves, what is needed. Have a beautiful day!