It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Chapter 10, Page 17, Book 15

Choose your partners, one and all
Aspirin, Advil, or Tylenol!
Now fling those covers with all you've got,
One minute cold, the next minute hot,
Circle right to the side of the bed,
Grab the tissues and Sudafed.

Back to the middle and don't goof off;
Hold your stomach and cough, cough, cough.
Forget about slippers,
Dash down the hall,
Toss your cookies in the shower stall.

Remember others on the brink;
Wash your hands; wash the sink.
Wipe the doorknob, light switch too,
By George, you've got it,
You're doing the Flu!

P.S. Some like it cold, some like it hot;
If you like neither, get the shot.

Author Unknown

October 17 -dancing with the flu

It happens every year when flu season rolls around: the endless reminders to wash your hands. Hand sanitizers begin appearing on kitchen counters, at workplace desks, and in women’s purses. And it makes sense, doesn’t it? You want to do whatever you can to prevent illness.

We don’t want those we love to to get sick either, but sometimes they do.  Ben Franklin said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  This goes for a lot of things besides the flu.   As children, our parents always reminded us to brush our teeth or to eat fruit and vegetables in order to stay healthy.   

Did you know positive attitude can also improve your health?  One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body.  A good attitude can even speed up recovery from serious ailments.

There you have it, my tip for today.  Get your shot and keep up with the positive thoughts!

I love to dance and sway with the music, but will not dance with the flu.


Rick Watson said...

Got my flu shot this week and I'm keeping a positive attitude that I'll slide through flu season without getting the bug.

betty said...

Good reminder for us all to get the flu shot!


Mevely317 said...

What a cute poem!
For some crazy reason, this reminded me of lining up and marching into the gym in grade school to get our shots and those innocuous sugar cubes.... polio vaccinations, I believe they were.