My French Lunch Break

While studying abroad in Cannes I grew to appreciate the importance the French place on their "dejeuner" (lunch). French lunch breaks are commonly 2 hours in order to give people time to truly relax from work, cook and enjoy their most extravagant meal of the day. This blog is dedicated to the idea of taking some extra time in the middle of each day to truly appreciate the gifts of food, nature, friendship, family, art and health.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Flu Season 101

After spending the past five debilitating days surrounded by mountains of tissue, used tea cups, Vick's VapoRub and Mucinex...I can finally function again! (almost) 100% normally. Yup, the flu caught me at last--it's been a couple years. 

I'm the worst sick person...mostly because I'm hyper productive and can't stand being forced to lay there and do nothing while mutant viruses invade my body. People who can amaze me. Poor boyfriend got a rude awakening to my "woe is me" sickness attitude when he sweetly took care of me. 

But alas, about 20 chick flicks and many, many episodes of Bones later, I am myself again! (it feels like a miracle even though it's quite inconsequential)

This flu, more than any I can remember, reminded me to appreciate the little things about being healthy. Yeah climbing a mountain is awesome, but what about breathing through your nose! I mean, that feels pretty incredible after you've been stuffed up for days. And sleeping through the night without waking up coughing--there should be a trophy for that. 

Ok, ok we get the point. Being healthy should not be taken for granted. So tonight I sang a song out loud (with my newly regained voice!), took lots of deep breaths and watched the sunset from my bedroom window. And it was glorious. 

So germs, I'm good for a while ;) 


<3 Lyssa 

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