Sunday, February 17, 2008
A few weeks ago, I realized that I had not yet gotten sick this winter. I was pretty impressed with my immune system, since I usually at least get a cold every winter. I decided I should keep this info to myself lest I jinx it and come down with something. Then, my pride got the best of me and I had to boast to my mom about how strong my immune system is, keeping me so healthy this winter. I am here to testify of the power of karma. Last Sunday I came down with something. It was a cold - a mere virus. And yet, I am amazed at the power of this microscopic organism. It is humbling to realize that something so miniscule had the power to completely take me down. And when I say take me down, I mean take me down to Chinatown! I used sick time for a legitimate illness for the first time in years. That virus had me down for the count. But, my immune system fought back and it fought back hard (yes, I am stupid enough to boast about my immune system again). One of the few good side effects of illness is that it illustrates your body's amazing ability to fight. It has many tricks up its sleeve and it isn't afraid to use them. I told my mom that the reason I was so sick is that my immune system is too strong to let the weak viruses in. It's only the strong ones that will totally knock you out that can get past my defenses. I'm finally starting to feel better and am thankful for a healthy, strong immune system!