Hey y’all… how’s your mama and ’em? “Wash your hands and say your prayers, ‘cause Jesus and germs are everywhere!” We washed and we prayed, but like so many others, our family was not spared from the awful strain of flu quickly making its way around the entire nation. For the past seven days, the six of us have taken turns being patient and nurse. We’ve Tamiflued and Theraflued, and y’all, we’re tired of the flu.
The flu has reached epidemic proportions this year. Currently schools have closed in eight states as officials scramble to keep the sickness from spreading more. It got me thinking… wouldn’t it be nice if happiness could spread like germs? What if we picked it up at the grocery store from the cashier who smiled at us or at the post office by the stranger whistling an upbeat tune? We’d probably not be able to know exactly who or where we got it from, but we wouldn’t mind having it. No doctors office, shots, or medicine needed.
Can you imagine such an outbreak? Even people shopping in Wal-Mart would be walking around looking like they are happy to be there. Proverbs tells us that a joyful heart is like medicine. In a world where so many are hurting, we need to be busy spreading joy, spreading kindness, sharing smiles, sharing love.
If you’re sick, stay home. Drink lots of fluids. Keep your germs to yourself. But if you are well, do your part to spread some joy to someone who might need your smile today!
Have a blessed and flu-free week, y’all!