Yesterday was really too cold. I woke up in the morning with running and stuffy nose (5/2/13). That scared me – I am going to drive long distance (600 miles) again tomorrow. It is surely not a good time to feel sick!
So, I did what I have done a week ago — I am giving myself a “holiday”, again (post #15). It is not easy to stay inside while it is so sunny outside. But of course, I know what is more important. Staying healthy is crucial to me right now. It is certainly not fun and more importantly not safe to drive if I do get sick.
Sometimes, we have to give up something in order to get something. Giving up being outside in a beautiful sun-drenched day is worthwhile to gain a healthy body and a clear mind for traveling again tomorrow.
Is it purely coincidence that I felt tired or a little unwell once in a week? Perhaps our body is built this way. We have to take it easy at least once in a week. 🙂
This reminded me something. There was a very famous emperor in Chinese history (Zhu Yuanzhang) who only allowed three day holidays, in a year! No weekend at all! Just imagine living and working in his era. It was certainly absurd, to him, to have a “holiday” once in a week. Oh, aren’t we lucky or what?
BTW, I slept a couple of hours in the afternoon and feel ok now, ready to drive 600 miles tomorrow. 🙂
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