There are many things in life that we do because someone tells us it is supposed to be good for us. My school nurse recently came around to talk with us about getting immunized for some diseases that are on the upswing in America, especially in school aged children. A local clinic was going to come to our school and give immunizations to any of the adults who wanted them. This entire process would be simple and free. Nurse W would even come by and watch my class so that I could go to get the shots. Wow! What a great opportunity!
That actually happened yestereday. Nurse watched my class and I got to go to get the immunizations. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Then last night it seemed like a mistake. I didn't feel good and I fell asleep on the couch even though I had a lot that I needed to get done. I did wake up and move to the bed around ten and slept like a rock. I just thought that I was more tired because I had done a couple of mornings of bus duties and not gotten much sleep for a few nights. Little did I realize that I was suffering because of the immunizations that I had recieved. Today, however, I know that I am miserable because of it. I have a slight fever and I feel cranky and out of sorts. Well, that is really an understatement because I feel like crap, crap, crap. I know that it is for my own good because now I won't have diphtheira, hepatitis A-Z, tetanus or the whooping cough but I don't have to like it right now.
When was the last time you did something that you knew was good for you in the long run but that was painful for you in the short term?