Blogs and posts are most often a platform from which one can exhibit pride or success to one degree or another. Today’s blog will be no such thing. Over the past week I have had an especially large helping of humble pie. I will also refrain from giving details of the sudden rush of health challenges that have come my way, since doing so can be a form of bragging. I feel no need to brag since it would achieve no good end. Rather, I’ll list a dozen things for which I feel deep gratitude today. Those who have found themselves in similar circumstances can relate. Those who have not, won’t really get it even if I spelled it out. Some things you just need to experience before you can comprehend the wonderful contrasts between trials and blessings.
On this glorious morning I am grateful…
- For a real, good night’s sleep.
- To stand and shower myself and allow RaNae to finish dressing me.
- For a good bowel movement after surgery and reach my backside when using the toilet.
- For a mind that is starting to function again.
- To laugh or cough without pain.
- To sit at the kitchen table for breakfast and view the stunning winter scene outside.
- To hold RaNae’s hand and weep and pray and express our thanks for all He has given us.
- For our family and friends who have stood by us through challenging times.
- To truly know what it means to thank God for the gift of life, because it is, and to see the sun another day, because we can.
- For medical professionals who have chosen their field because they love people more than money.
- For an unassuming doctor who consistently discovers health issues before they become critical.
- For the privilege of being here on earth to try my best to bless those in need, with real humility and no guile.