I’ve been under the weather since night before last.

Sinus stuff.

Sore throat.

The crud.

I found out that all three of my grandkids are also sick, and now my daughter is showing symptoms, too. That mess seems to find most all of us, this time of year, unless we’re really lucky and dodge the bullet. I’ve been working hard to dial in my health and nutrition over the last year, leaving me at my healthiest in quite some time, plus I’ve started using essential oils (yes, I jumped on that bandwagon and really like them), so, between those two things, I haven’t felt nearly as bad as I usually do with respiratory issues; however, I’ve still laid low.

As I stayed quietly under the radar yesterday, I noticed it was World Cancer Day. Cancer has taken several people I’ve loved, and I’d wager that it has at least effected someone in your life, too; maybe even you. Being sick with the crud is an inconvenience, certainly, but as I sit here thinking about those people who ultimately succumbed to that terrible disease, I feel thankful that my own body is healthy. Even when sickness hits, my body launches into action to fight off viruses and infection. It’s doing what it was made to do, and hasn’t been attacked by anything it can’t eventually beat in the end. I pray that it stays that way.

Our bodies are such amazing things. We take them for granted, abuse them in myriad ways, and they still keep ticking along. But I’m convicted even further to take better care of mine; I mean, often we take better care of our cars, amen? We’ve been given an incredible instrument, and it’s our responsibility to feed it well, exercise and stretch, keep our bones in good health, and our hearts not only pumping good, oxygenated blood, but good spiritual blood, as well.

Good and healthy intake = good and healthy output.

I hope you’re feeling wonderful today, but even if you’re not, be thankful for your body and do something good for it. It’ll ensure you won’t feel like poop for long, and that’s a good thing.


Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV