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Monday, November 9, 2009

Grateful Day 8 (H)

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First
of all, this photo has nothing to do with my gratitude for this
post.  It's a lovely photo of a spider who spent the summer living
among my tomato plants.  He picked the same exact spot for the
whole summer.  I could find him any time I wanted.  And now
that I think about it, he is living in my tomatoes, which are really
healthy...so there's the connection!

Sitting here this
morning, I was thinking about what I'm grateful for today.  Lots
of things.  But it needs to start with an H today so that poses
some dilemmas.  Then it occurred to me.  I am grateful for my health. 
The health of my parents.  Of my family.  Of my
friends.  It's something most of us take for granted until
something goes wrong.  And you never think it'll happen to
you...but you know, sometimes it does. 

Overall, I'm a
healthy gal.  I'm sure my doctor will gasp when she sees how much
weight I've put on this year, but other than that, I'm healthy. 
Two times in my life I've had a brush with death...both health
related.  (That's a story for another day...or maybe not.) And both
times I thought "wow, this should be life changing...I should
appreciate life more...be nicer...not care about little things...not
take things for granted...take better care of myself."  But as with
all else, life comes racing back in & you forget what you almost
lost.  And as I sit here thinking about how I'm going to justify my
weight gain to my doctor today, I realize that I have no excuse for not
taking better care of myself.  And that today is the first day of
the rest of my life.  And it's going to be a long & healthy
life!

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