Get Well—Letting People Down

Get Well Soon Ecard
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I’m one of those people who hates to admit being sick, even more than I hate actually getting sick.  If I wake up feeling nauseous and light-headed with clogged sinuses, I’m much more likely to groan my way to the shower, and then grin-and-bear-it through another day at work, than I am to pick up the phone, call in sick and go back to sleep.

And so on those rare occasions when I actually do decide that I’m too sick to actually leave the house, my friends, family and co-workers know I must be feeling really, really crummy.

If you’re like me, you really feel like a failure on those days: you feel like you’ve let your coworkers down, forcing them to take a larger burden at work; you feel like you’ve let your friends down, having to give up on whatever obligations you may have had to them; and you feel like you’ve let everyone who lives with you down, potentially exposing them to whatever it was that got you sick in the first place.

Times like those, when feeling bad physically combines with feeling down in the dumps emotionally, nothing brings a smile to your face quite like a little reminder that the people you care about are thinking about you, and aren’t angry with you at all.

So how can you show that you care?  Chicken soup’s a good standby, as if just picking up the phone, calling your sick friend or loved, and making sure they’re okay.  Now, you can add to that list free e-cards from  Our animated e-cards are quick, completely free, and a funny way to put a smile on an ailing friend’s face.  Give it a try!