We all know people who have dealt or are dealing with serious health conditions. Probably just about everyone who reads my blog knows Susie Lindau and Renee Shuls-Jacobson and the conditions they have fought or are still fighting. It’s easy and natural to cut people like this a large measure of slack in their dealings with life while they face such serious battles.

We all know others coping with serious heart problems or overcoming all kinds of accidents. They pursue their lives and don’t ask for pity from anyone. They continue to write their blogs or get up and go to work every day or whatever.

Makes me wonder about myself. I have a runny nose and big-time cough from a cold, and I let it throw me. Between the drain on my energy from my body’s efforts to fight off these symptoms and my lack of sleep from coughing all night, it’s all I can do to sit in front of my computer, much less focus on writing.

Maybe I’m just a wuss, but I can’t put any coherent thoughts together for a post today. Hopefully, I’ll do better next week. Until then, I think I’ll go climb back into my recliner.

How do you make yourself produce when you don’t feel like it?


WANA: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.


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8 Responses to Wuss

  1. David – There’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself. How many times do we have to hear that before we believe it’s sound advise? I bet if you asked your dear mother, she would tell you, “David, please get some rest and take care of yourself. If you allow yourself to get sick, you won’t be able to come visit and I’ll miss you.” We’re allowed to take a break!


  2. Jenny Hansen says:

    You sweet thing! Feel better, David. I know your pain…there’s nothing more annoying than the common cold. Although I am getting ready to have hip surgery. THAT is extremely annoying.


  3. Barb Estinson says:

    Sorry that you and Sharon both have colds, David. And cut yourself some slack, Bro. Yes, many people deal with much more serious health issues that you or I, but we all are different and we all have our breaking points. Taking care of yourself is a good idea. And I think that I don’t produce or carry on while feeling yucky nearly as well as I did when I was younger. Surely our age doesn’t affect this ……


  4. Sharon K. Walker says:

    All I can say is that it’s not easy. If I produce, the quantity is not as much as neither is the quality. Sorry my cold caught you. Hope you’re feeling better soon.


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