Friday, October 22, 2010

I Am Grateful

I am grateful for:

My family

My friends

My house

The privileged life I was born into

The things I take for granted

My health

Yes, my health. While I have dealt deal with something incomprehensible to many people, something many people will never have to experience every day, my life has never been threatened. Sure, my way of life was threatened, and my illness certainly followed through on those threats, but the life within me, the things that keep my heart pumping and my brain thinking have always been intact. And for that I am grateful.

It feels like such a small word to express my feelings of gratitude for everything I have and the sorrow for those who can't add health, or family, or a house to their lists.

But I will say it. Because that small word seems the best one to describe it.

I am grateful.

1 comment:

Patricia said...

Inspired gratefulness changes the color of the lenses.
Can I quote you?