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Why does January hurt me so?

I listened to an oral essay the other day on the purpose of illness, and if not the purpose, then the positive by-product thereof.

We learn valuable lessons from our discomfort of illness, and as our body coughs and wheezes and suffers with fever, it is telling us something and we should pay attention.

We make promises to that outside force for wellness and we certainly pause in taking our previous good health for granted. As we begin to recover, life seems almost more purposeful as we search for answers.

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