Seven Stages of Sickness for Married Couples
1ST YEAR: The husband says, “Oh, sweetie pie, I’m really worried about those nasty sniffles you have! There’s no telling what that could turn into with all the strep that’s been going around. I’m going to take you right down to the hospital and have you admitted for a couple days of rest. I know the food is lousy there, so I’m going to bring you some takeout from Tosini’s. I’ve already arranged it with the head nurse.”
2ND YEAR: “Listen, honey, I don’t like the sound of that cough. I called the doc and he’s going to stop by here and take a look at you. Why don’t you just go on to bed and get the rest you need?”
3RD YEAR: “Maybe you better go lie down, darling. When you feel lousy you need the rest. I’ll bring you something–do we have any canned soup around here?”
4TH YEAR: “No sense wearing yourself out when you’re under the weather. When you finish those dishes and the kids’ baths and get them to bed, you ought to go to bed yourself!”
5TH YEAR: “Why don’t you take a couple aspirin?”
6TH YEAR: “You oughta go gargle or something, instead of sitting around barking like a dog!”
7TH YEAR: “For Pete’s sake, stop sneezing. Are you trying to give me pneumonia? You’d better pick up some tissues while you’re at the store.”
If we were put on this earth to help others, what are the others here for?
Thought for the day
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Mark 7:6
There should be no shortcuts when serving God but, your strict established routine is un-acceptable if you have a hard heart that cares only about the process.