January tends to be a difficult month.
We have left the Christmas and New Year's celebrations behind.
It's all kind of a letdown.
There's a lot of sickness around, too, and that's not funny.
An anecdote for the January blues (and for everything, really) is gratitude.
Feeling less than great, with a sore throat, I spent a lot of hours in bed, sipping honey/lemon/ginger tea and reading a Chicken Soup book on grandparenting.
One of my sisters gave it to me for Christmas.
Another sister sent over chicken soup to help my throat.
That's already a lot to be thankful for, I thought.
Despite not feeling great, I was thankful to be able to spend time in my warm and cozy bed.
I loved seeing bright sunshine filtering through the lacy curtains in the bedroom.
There were warm socks, bathrobe and plenty of Ibuprofen as well as the tea.
These are all things some people don't have at all when they are sick.
Plus, I loved having precious hours to read with no interruptions.
Sometimes being sick has blessings in disguise.
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE SICK?