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Have The Flu, Watched This Movie And Now Everything Is Clear Again

The Impossible

On Thursday, I picked my daughter up from the bus stop and by the time I came back into the house my entire body shut down. It happened in an instant. My back and joints began to really hurt and I told my husband I was just going to lie down for a bit. Three days later, here I still am – with the flu (confirmed by the doctor this morning). 102.5 fever – up and down. Night sweats. I haven’t had the flu since I was 17 years old! It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been taken down like this.

In between long naps – 6 hour long naps – I’ve been watching TV because what else can I do, right? This is the first time I opened up my computer!! Anyway, I caught ‘The Impossible’ starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. It was about a family in Thailand during the tsunami.

I cried and cried and cried. And if you know me you KNOW that I HATE to watch movies that make me cry. Waste of time and money if you ask me. I will never pay someone to make me cry. That’s why I avoid these movies while they are in the theatre at all costs. But this particular movie was of interest because it is based on a real family and their struggle during the storm.

And… I had no where else to go. So, I watched it and my goodness did it remind me of what’s important. I don’t want to get into the entire film because I really think you should rent it or try to catch it while it’s in rotation on TV. Big slap in the face for me. No matter what I think matters – in the end – it’s really just about the safety and the love of your family, isn’t it?

If you need a reset… If somehow things have become a bit unclear to you … watch ‘The Impossible’. And yes, I’m writing this under a fever right now. I might be a tad bit emotional and vulnerable. But either way, I don’t think you will disappointed.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.