Category Archives: recover

Getting Sick

Thank you everyone for reading about my adventures in Costa Rica.  Your comments and encouragement were especially rewarding.  I was really on the fence about the trip before going–despite already paying for the thing.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Soup For The Soul

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple act of kindness.  And through this act, their true nature has been shown. If you read one of yesterday’s posts (here) you’ll know that I have been feeling under the weather since Wednesday afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes Nothing Is Okay

Seeing as I was sick, I put absolutely no demands on myself today.  There was nothing I absolutely had to get done and whatever I wanted to do was okay.  Normally, unproductive days seems stressful to me.  Getting absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Overcoming Bummers

I don’t really care who cuts my hair. On only one occasion in the past ten years have I left the barber shop feeling like I won the lottery.  Probably if I were genetically blessed with better hair, or if … Continue reading

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On the Rebound

I seem to be bouncing back quickly from the cold I’ve got.  The brutal sneezes have stopped and the congestion seems to be tapering off.  Most importantly, my whole body doesn’t ache when I do the simplest of things.  Of … Continue reading

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The Sprain, The Rain and The Pain

Picking Today’s Perfect Moment is sometimes easy and sometimes quite difficult. Lately, I think I pick things which are meaty in atmosphere.  These are things that when I recall them later in the day take time to unfold in my … Continue reading

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