Bless me! J What?? Do you think I’m being selfish?
Pull up a comfy seat and listen to this: Ever since the Middle Ages, people have been blessing themselves when someone sneezed! YES! It was understood that once someone sneezed, the germs were floating around and a blessing of some kind would keep them safe from these roaming microbes!
So is the meaning of Gasundeidt! It is said to have been started during the bubonic plague (no, Peanut Gallery, I do not have firsthand experience of that!) and was indeed a prayer to God to protect them from the nasty bugs being passed around from every day inhaling/exhaling! Go figure! Makes sense though, doesn't it? I know when i need a blessing; it seems a lot simpler to me to perform what needs to be done instead of waiting for someone else to do, especially since i am very capable of doing so myself!
Wishing continued “santé” to my healthy readers and “Get better soon” to the rest of you, I leave you with this thought that comes to mind when i think of self-caring: The next time you have a boo-boo, you don’t have to wait for someone to come and kiss it better – Do it yourself and reap the satisfaction of knowing where those lips, that are supposedly going to make it better, have been in the last 24 hours!
Cheers, peoples! Salut!