Did You Get Your Flu Shot?



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Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

Every year about September, we hear about getting the flu shot which includes a promise to keep us protected from that year’s seasonal virus. I am faithful each year to receive my shot because of an Auto-immune disease that I battle with. Now my husband, who never has the flu shot, thinks it’s a waste of time, besides he never gets sick.

However, after getting the shot something went wrong. You guessed it, two days after Christmas I caught the flu which lasted about three weeks. My family decided I would get well sooner if I would try their flu and cold zapping home remedy. At that stage, I will try anything, well almost.

A cup of hot water, one teaspoon of minced garlic, one teaspoon of honey and one-quarter cup of lemon juice. Two cups a day, morning and evening weren’t too awful, and it seemed to help some. After a few weeks of confinement in my home, I was so excited to go to the grocery store and see people. Yeah! I was hoping no one would notice the cloud of garlic following me up and down the aisles.

I still smelled like a garlic bulb, but I made it through. Lol.

This year I determined not to get my flu shot, after all, if I became sick having the shot I might as well try it without. Wrong, I was back with the flu and cold zapping home remedy again smelling like a garlic bulb for another few weeks.

I don’t want to complain, but I’m uncertain what I should do next year. Since it didn’t seem to benefit having the shot or not.

However, I was startled to see how quickly my joyfulness flew the coop when things went wrong. I sulked around the house sniffling and sneezing with my hair unkempt and it even hurt to blink my eyes. My Joy dropped from 85 to zero in record time, becoming self-absorbed with my very own pity party.

Am I joyful in all circumstances even if I don’t feel like it? Life is a matter of choices and God’s mercy will never fail us. I know he will never leave me alone.

As he encourages me to look back and remember all the amazing adventures, He has given me, I see only His promises of faithfulness, His great love, and forgiveness, what more could I ever need?©

Always be joyful. ~ 1 Thess. 5:16

Has the flu come your way yet? How is your joy today?

Thank you, dear friends, for spending your time with me.
I love you all and am praying.

Lovingly, Karan

6 comments on “Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

    1. Karan Gleddie

      Thank you so much dear faithful friend, sending you hugs.

  1. Karen

    Hi Karan
    Sorry to hear you were sick.
    Praying for you and Lyle too❤️🙏🏻❤️

    1. Karan Gleddie

      Thank you, Karen ❤️❤️

  2. Beth Lemke

    Always good to hear from you,Karan

    How is Lyle doing?

    Hope you are keeping warm,w this cold blast of winter.


  3. Louan

    Good morning

    Nice to read your newsletter . I came home from California with a chest cold came into my house I did not go out for five days I had plenty of food just needed milk and bread and I could make bread and I had dried milk and canned milk .

    Lauren has been visiting me for a week and she goes home today . One day while she was here it’s snowed during the day and that was the first snowstorm she had ever seen this morning we woke up to snow that fell during the night so slippery roads driving to Grand Junction to take her to the train

    Still hoping you can come for a visit this summer

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