Essay

On being sick

September 26, 2016
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Today, I’m thankful that although I’m still quite sick, I’m well enough to enjoy being sick. I am thankful that I feel positive though my throat is raw and it’s impossible for my exhausted brain to follow a thought through to completion. 

I’m thankful that I have the means to provide myself with €15 worth of vitamins (some of the which I’m sure to end up peeing down the toilet), a €4.50 juice that’s hyper green and the organic orange juice with chunks of pulp in it.

I’m thankful that I have a new book on my kindle and that it might say that I don’t need to do social media, which is always something I feel guilt about not doing (except maybe Instagram and then only when it feels a creative outlet rather social networking tool).

I’m thankful for that old lotto ad, which I thought of in bed this morning as everyone was going to work and I listened to the hum of traffic getting louder and more insistent since when I first woke at 5.30am.

I’m thankful that I didn’t eat that Yorkie last night even though I was thought about it for a long time.

I’m thankful to Justin for this prompt and for featuring one of my stories in his newsletter – my first “published” thing in 2+ years, and to Emily for including the prompt in her Skillshare class which is where I found it. I’m thankful that the 20 minutes I spent writing that piece were easily the most contented moments of August 2016.

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