Under the Weather, Sick, Sad, and Then a Song Brought a Smile to My Face

“Under the Weather, Sick, Sad, and Then a Song Brought a Smile to My Face” by Joan Y. Edwards
It’s good to be able to talk to you. I’ve been under the weather, sick, and sad. I’ve been trying to think of fun things, but not a single thing seemed like fun. I kept hearing the song from Hee Haw that always makes me laugh.

That’s when I said, “Hurray. I’m on the right track now.”
My voice has been barely audible. People couldn’t hear me on the phone. I thought, “What if I couldn’t speak at all?”
Being able to speak is a gift. Being sick isn’t fun, but I have to accept that as a human being, I can sometimes get sick. When I’m sick, I miss get-togethers with family and friends! I miss going to church! I don’t even feel like blogging. Oh now, that’s bad. You know how much I love blogging.
With the doctor’s prescriptions, after 10 days of yuckiness, I am getting better. Pink eyes are almost cleared up. Cold and sinus infection’s clearing up…lots of Kleenex have helped. (It’s a good idea to buy stock in it,huh?) I can talk above a whisper. I finally wanted to do something. I wanted to share that song with you in a blog, in hopes that it might help you to laugh about things bugging you.
Perhaps one of your characters might be sick during a novel. The emotions that run havoc with your mind during sickness is enough to make people go crazy! But thankfully, I claim sanity.
I’m feeling perky today!
I’m glad to be feeling so much better.
Thank you, God for healing me. I pray that you and those you love be uplifted and joyous,
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

18 thoughts on “Under the Weather, Sick, Sad, and Then a Song Brought a Smile to My Face”

  1. What??? Too sick to blog? Now that’s something when Joan Edwards doesn’t feel like blogging.
    Sorry to hear you were…because you’re on the mend…ill, but I’m glad you’re getting better and soon will be your old self again. What would we do without your sage advice and amazing resources.
    Hugs from the mountains.

    1. Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. Yes, I’m definitely glad that sanity saved the day! Glad that song made you laugh, too.
      Thanks for emailing me to help cheer me up.
      Never Give Up

  2. Dear Joan,
    We like to sing that song sometimes for a couple of laughs. I am sorry you have been sick. I battle the SAD thing in the North here in winter. I hope you are feeling back to your old self soon. Thank you for always being a cheerful voice by way of cyber space.

    1. Dear Megan,
      Thanks for writing! I’m glad you and your hubby like to sing that song for laughs, too. Sunshine could probably help. We’ve had a bunch of rainy days.
      I pray that all of us have reasons to laugh every day that we live!
      Never Give Up

  3. I am so very sorry you’ve been under the weather, Joan. It’s no fun being sick, especially for us creative people because we constantly having to be on to work productively. I’ll pray for a speedy recovery. Hugs 🙂

  4. Dear Joan, Hope you are feeling better! I was such a Hee Haw fan and I love to hear songs or see skits from those days.thanks for sharing , it put a big smile on my face. Sue

    1. Dear Sue, I am feeling much better! Thank you for asking. I’m glad to meet you and to discover that you were a great Hee Haw fan and enjoy hearing songs and seeing skits from those days. Send me a link to your favorite in your next comment. I’d love to see what it is.
      Celebrate you.
      Thanks for writing.
      Never Give Up

  5. I am so sorry you have been sick. I have been trying hard to avoid the crud this year. It takes one down on so many levels! Glad you are starting to feel more human. I use a SAD lamp in the winter which does not keep me from getting the colds/flu but does help my mood during the winter months. Please keep getting better!

    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you for writing. I received your manuscript a few minutes ago. I look forward to reading it. I’m glad a SAD lamp helps you. I am feeling perky and just about like new. Thanks for your well wishes and prayers.
      Never Give Up

  6. If Joan ever again offers a contest for a free critique of 1,000 words of your manuscript,be sure to enter. Got mine back today, and she did an amazing job.
    Very helpful as my story moves forward.

    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you very much for writing. I’m glad you liked your critique. Thanks for enticing others to enter my next contest. I am so glad that you read my blog. I’m extra glad because you won the free critique. I love to critique stories and give Blue Ribbons to great passages. You have a wonderful story! Good luck! Let me know when it’s published.
      Never Give Up

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