Worth the Risk!

I was shot yesterday!…and stabbed!…well more accurately I got a flu shot but I did have a piece of metal stuck in my arm.

I didn’t want to go. I don’t like needles and I particularly don’t care for them when they’re being plunged into my arm! But, as the old saying goes; often “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The nurse was nice and it didn’t hurt nearly as much as anticipated. When she was finished she told me to hang around for a bit to make sure I didn’t have an allergic reaction. I thought; “now you tell me?!?! After you stick me?!?!?” “What kind of reaction?” I asked. “Face flushing, heart palpitations, sweating, vomiting” she recited dryly. “Whoa!” I said to her, “and if I start having these?” “Just let me know.” She replied. “I’ll be screaming your name!” was my response. I wondered if I was getting a flu shot or treatment for Ebola. A few moments later all was good, no reaction and I went on my way.

I’ve thought about the needle, the shot, the possible reaction and the hopes of not getting the flu this year. There are risks involved with living. Trying to do the right thing can be taken wrong. Being a good person means bad people might take advantage of you. Often it seems each positive produces a negative result. So what do we do? I believe we take the risk. I would rather try to make things better than live in fear of the worst.

blessings,

@brianloging

http://www.thewannabesaint.com

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