First reaction. Poor me. What an interruption to the daily life I plan and control. Poor me.
Prayerful response. How does God want me to respond? What can I learn from this? How might I NOT wallow as poor me and view it as an opportunity, even a God moment. Hmm, just considering such possibility makes it that very God moment.
Christ possibility. Let go of this wallowing, and see the Christ is all the people who are suffering way beyond a three day cold: those suffering with complex, all encompassing illnesses; those wandering the streets for food and shelter; those living in fear in war torn areas; those hoping their crowded boat will reach the safety of foreign soil. These people have no time to wallow. Wallowing is an emotion of privilege, certainly not a Christian response. I feel better already.