This is not the way the New Year is supposed to come dancing in. It's all about celebrating, happiness and sparkling lights. Welcoming in the new year with the expectation of it being like a bright new penny.
So I was not happy to be awoken up at 1:30 with a churny stomach from dinner and a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that I was going to be sick. But there it was.
As I sat miserable in the bathroom, my sweetie trying to help (he's still getting over his bout of radiation and chemo)I thought -- how miserable. And I defied myself to put a positive spin on this dubious beginnings of the New Year, I finally figured it out.
Having since childhood having the superstition that what you do on the first day of the year is what you will do for the rest of the year (spells out the focus of the year), I was dismayed to think I would be doomed to be ill. Instead I reflected on the fact that this year I will take care of myself. Much more positive spin on being ill. I will spend this year nurturing myself to health.
So have a joyous and Happy New Year and find that positive spin.