Sneezing, coughing, shivering… This time of year often brings colds, sometimes bad ones. This past Sunday, by the time I got home, I was a mess! I should have known it was coming. Whenever the weather shifts drastically I end up sick. I hate having a cold! There’s something about that loss of energy, there’s something about that vulnerability, that is so very hard to embrace. Even when, as with a common cold, we know it will pass soon. But if we can take just a little step outside that loss of control, we have an opportunity to lean on others, to learn trust, and then to give thanks for the people and communities that give us space to heal.
Here’s hoping that most of you escape this fall cold, but if you get it, remember that there are folks around you to help you through. And that soup and medicine help!