I play this weird game with myself when I get sick, remembering how it felt before my head wants to explode with congestion. I will think to myself, "Remember when I used to be able to breathe through my nose? Gosh that was so nice. Man, I did not appreciate that enough."
Now that I am on the other side of what will hopefully be the only cold or flu this season (knock on wood) I feel like I have a new appreciation. It's so nice to be able to make dinner, or cross stuff off my to-do list, or head out to teach class tonight without worrying about how I'll get through it.
Granted, this will wear off soon, but it's feels good to realize I really like all these tasks.