Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Vi, getting the flu can be good

I am happy to report Vi is finally feeling better. That was one wicked flu she had, I have never seen her looking that pale or feeling that bad. Vi is truly a wonderful lady, this I have always known. But there was one comment she made that really struck me as to just how special she is.

Her comment was made when she was feeling about at her worst with this flu bug. She had been throwing up so often and so suddenly, that she had an empty ice cream pail beside the bed. For emergency use, times when she just knew the need to throw up was so great she just couldn’t make it to the bathroom. It was used several times.

It was in the midst of all of this that she made the comment: “sometimes it is good to feel like this”. I replied using my quick wit with a stunned: “Huh?” She reply: yes, feeling like this gives me a little reminder of how others may be feeling. I know I will feel better by tomorrow, but many others may not. For some this is their life day after day, they don’t have tomorrow or at least an improved tomorrow to look forward to.” I had no remark of any kind to respond to that.

Isn’t attitude just such an amazing thing. I am most certainly not going to say Vi enjoyed or was glad she had the flu. Nothing could be further from the truth. But, she just accepted that yucky things sometimes happen in life and took it as a learning opportunity. Well, learning may be overstating it but she took it as a gentle reminder from God of how others may be feeling. I suppose it re-enforced her empathy. There are always 2 ways you can look at everything, just accept it as a negative, poor me or look for something positive. God wants nothing but the best for us, so there always will be a positive, sometimes we just have to look a little harder for it. I am proud of you Vi.

Vi has obviously been laid up for a few days and hasn’t been keeping an eye on me and my writing. This morning is the first time in a few days she has looked at it. Vi also reads every comment and sends a big thank you to all that wished her well.

Anyway, this morning as she read my posting about A Nun’s Life and how I had written I don’t know how to create a link withing the script I am typing. A that time we shared what could be called a “Bill moment”. I acknowledge, Vi is increasingly becoming my memory. We joke about it, but it has reached the point that say if we are in a restaurant, I check with her to see if I like something before I order it. Thank goodness for Vi and my journals. Anyway back to the “Bill moment” and our conversation that went something like this:

Vi.  you know how to set up a link in your script.

Me. I do?

Vi. your cousin Sherry showed you how when she was here.

Me. Really, she did?

Vi, Kelly also sent you an email explaining it.

Me. An email! Huh, when was that.

Vi. A couple of weeks ago

Me. huh, I don’t remember.

A typical “Bill Moment”. There are some things in life you just have to accept and laugh about. Getting upset over all these things will accomplish nothing but make yourself miserable. Life is to precious and to short to be upset or miserable, I am going to enjoy it to the end.

PS. I still don’t know or don’t remember how to set up the link withing the script of one of my postings. I see a couple of comments and offers of help. I will get it yet.

6 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Vi, getting the flu can be good

  1. Vi is such a sweetheart! I’m so glad she is feeling better.I hate that stomach junk but Vi is right, it is a good reminder of what other people go through regularly.

    To do a link in the original post (it’s different for me in the comments), you type the text that you want the link in, highlight it, click on that chain icon at the top of your post box, type or paste the url (the “http://” thing) into the box that pops up, click okay and there ya have it.

  2. donna says:

    I am glad she is feeling better…God so often reminds me there is always someone going through a more difficult time than I

    Blessings to you both.


    Thank you Donna. Vi is much better. Any reminder from God is always such a blessing.
    Thanks again Bill

  3. mel says:

    Yippee for Vi feeling better.

    And yippee for being reminded.
    Gosh, if I wasn’t, I’d forget that I knew what I’d forgotten….

    *scratching head*
    That makes sense to only me, I’m sure. LOL

    Thanks Mel, Vi is feeling much better, and is actually outside puttering around in her flower gardens.
    Thanks again Bill

  4. Catherine says:

    I like Vi……….she’s a smart lady.

  5. Jo Hart says:

    You both are truely amazing people. Love to you and Vi

  6. saija says:

    that is exactly how i feel when i get sick … i am glad to be able to experience a little miserable stuff – so that i can empathize with how leo feels ALL the time …

    blessings on you guys …

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