A week later, after feeling better, I went to a little coffee shop where my friends and I congregated. When they asked why they hadn’t seen me in a week, and I told them how sick I’d been, there was shock all around—my friends had assumed that I just decided to shut myself off for a while. But finding out that the real reason I was gone, everyone felt badly about not calling, and not coming to visit me. I laughed it off, said it was no big deal, and the whole matter was forgotten.
Months later, I got bronchitis, and I was out of commission for a couple of days. This time, you had to stand in line outside my door. All my friends showed up at some point with soup, vitamins, cold medicine and good wishes. And though their visits didn’t make me feel physically better, I definitely was touched by the gesture.
When we’re not feeling well, knowing others are keeping us in their thoughts can be a big lift. And today’s, when practically everyone has Internet access at home, a Get well soon ecard from gotfreecards.com can do just the trick—especially if you want to send your sympathy, without risking catching that flu yourself!