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Hola folks! I’m still in Ethiopia and I’m sad to say that I’ve been out of commission for the past few days. I’ve caught a little sumthin’ sumthin’, and in the war between Tiffany and this microscopic little bug waging havoc on my insides, you can probably guess who’s winning…
Being knocked out so dramatically by this bug made me think about health, my health, and the health conditions of people all over the world. I caught this who knows what crazy bug, but luckily, I also have antibiotics–two sets actually, one that should cover most bacteria and another that should cover most of the things that the first one doesn’t address. And despite not really knowing what’s going on in there, I’m pretty hopeful that in a few days, I’ll be back to normal.
‘How lucky,’ I thought.
As I waited for my fever to break. ‘How lucky,’ I thought. As I realized that I couldn’t even keep water down. ‘How lucky,’ I thought. As day 1 turned to day 2 and now day 3 of this sickness. I was still flooded with the thought that I am lucky. Lucky because this bug which will eventually be tackled by a few pills, can and often does, lead to real permanent damage, or even death in people who do not have the privilege of access to medical care.
So, as I bring this post to a close and attempt to eat a banana (got to try to keep your potassium levels up when you are dehydrated!), I encourage you too, to try to find gratitude even in situations that seem grim. I’m sure if you do, you’ll realize that you’ve got it so much better than you could have ever imagined. Have a great week folks and please send +++ energy to my health!