Our friend Su had a viral infection and in the last days she had pain, the body was aching and her head was aching, too. She was in bed and resting for some days. Yesterday I was sitting next to her and we talked a little bit about illness and the times when you are not really healthy. And with this talk we decided that from that moment on we would only celebrate, no matter what headache or pain is there.
This is also how I am when I am in pain. My body is hurting but I smile. I talk with people and laugh with them and don’t let the pain spoil my mood. I always say that you should let your emotions flow and I still say that. But you don’t need to cry. It will not help and it will only make you weaker. It takes your strength whereas laughing with others and being in a good mood gives you strength to go on and to fight the disease.
Just see that it is how it is and you can only make the best out of it. And you know what, it helps! Don’t think of yourself as being miserable and don’t think that you would rather do this or rather be there instead of being in bed. Laugh, smile, think of something positive. Find something to celebrate.