Season after season, it arrives – the common cold. Most of us have experienced the all too familiar symptoms: sniffles, sneezes, coughs, congestion with maybe some chills and low grade fever thrown in. We pro-actively take immune system boosters and still the virus sneaks in. Now all we can do now is stock up on Kleenex and wait it out.
The debate is on: what season carries the worst type of cold? Is it winter, spring, summer or fall? My choice is whatever current cold makes life a misery is in position number one.
In the end, It doesn’t matter what season is hardest hit or if the cold is formidable or hardly worth mentioning. They are all unwelcome.
Once a cold enters my life, I always appreciate things that help ease its impact. One popular cold cure favorite is homemade chicken soup. If you know of other good cold remedies, please be sure to let me know. I’d appreciate hearing from others afflicted, and ways to ease discomforts of the common cold.
Chicken Soup. Photo by Miansari66 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Gwen Knechtel is a teacher and resides in western Washington with her husband and family. Now in “late middle age” she celebrates daily, love of family, friends and creativity. Gwen is the author of "In Which Relationships are Key" and "In Which the Best Defense is a Good Offense", two of the stories in New Halem Tales Secrets: 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors. She is currently working on a novel, DORM 1973.