I’m in the hospital this week with dengue fever. For those of you who have never had it or heard of it: be glad. There’s no cure for this miserable monster of a virus, and until it clears my system, the doctor’s biggest recommendation is positive thinking.

So with that in mind, I’ve re-read my favorite passages of The Hobbit, I’ve watched Wizard of Oz and some of my other favorite feel-good films, I’ve recalled happy memories with family and friends, and I’ve been thinking about some of my exciting upcoming travels.

If all goes well, I should be heading home from the hospital early next week, and I’ll be publishing a longer post soon after I get back. Until then, send some positive thoughts my way!

Love, Elizabeth