A Peaceful Day

Today was Christmas 2021. I had so many plans for this Holiday week: Get togethers with friends, parties, shopping, more.

However, this was not to be. I did get together with a few friends, but the shopping, parties and other planned events were cut back due to a cold I had acquired about 5 days earlier. I ignored the symptoms at first. I really wanted to celebrate the week. However, common sense and consideration for others required a schedule change.

I ended up cancelling many of the week’s plans, doing only that which was necessary. I spent lots of time chilling with my cat. Drinking tea, meditating, snuggling under my new warm red throw
(which I am now fighting the cat for). All in all, it was a relaxing, comfortable week. Today, I felt better. They symptoms were almost gone. I was scheduled for a morning acupuncture session (yes, on Christmas) and an afternoon party. I did go to my acupuncture session, which really helped. Re the party, I faced a dilemma: I wanted to go, but still didn’t feel great. I thought about cancelling, but doing so just didn’t seem right; I had promised my friend I would go, and I didn’t feel terrible; just uncomfortable and unwilling to share my cold.

In the end, I walked over to my friend’s which was close by, and explained (in person) that I didn’t want to just cancel, but couldn’t stay because of my cold. . He was beyond gracious and so happy I had come (although briefly). We made plans to meet next week. I then walked home to my nice warm apartment, tea, and a wonderful snuggling cat.

All and all it was a good day. And I learned a little more about myself and the benefits of being honest.

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