I realized the other day that it’s been a while since I’ve picked up any kind of cold medicine for the kids. So I got a bottle of cough medicine to have on hand, because when my kids get sick, it tends to settle into a cough. I figured it would be a good time to clean out the medicine cabinet too, so I started checking expiration dates. The most recent ones expired in 2010, and a couple even went as far back as 2006.
It struck me how much of a blessing that really is. Medicine is truly one of those “better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it,” sort of things. My kids have not been sick enough to go through all the medicine I had on hand. Sure, they’ve had the occasional cold or cough, but nothing that’s really hung on for a long time. We’re so lucky, so blessed, to be able to throw away medicine.
I certainly can’t take any credit for it. I don’t do anything special to keep the house germ free, or things like that. They just don’t get sick very often.
So that is my thankfulness for this month, this month during the proverbial cold and flu season.
[All the meds that went into the trash.]
Do you have something you’re thankful for today?