The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

"Stay Healthy & Happy"

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

February 20, 2013

It's a farewell cliche we've heard often, but haven't given it too much thought until sickness strikes... "Stay Healthy and Happy".

Having spent the month of January with the flu and trying to recover - it is true that "staying healthyâ" does have a lot to do with "being happy."

It can be lonely if you are sick and can't take part in activities, or be with your family like everyone else.

Our flu came when we were visiting family in Colorado, making it impossible for me to get to know my new grandson as I was put in quarantine for most of our stay. At least my young grandson was "healthy and happy."

One of our girls at The Quill is sick again "as the various flu bugs and colds seem to always find her" I'm sick of being sick!"she told me, and admitted she had even sat down and cried one evening.

The Quill staff has pretty much gone thru all the tissues on the desks and now we’re finding a storm is headed our way for tomorrow as temperatures keep dropping down toward zero.

Mother always sang a merry tune to cheer her days in the winter, or sat by a sunny window and read a good book. She always kept a positive outlook, and was seldom sick.

Maybe, we have it backwards and we should say, "Stay Happy and Healthy."