Friday, November 5, 2010

Gratitude Day 5

Today I am grateful for good health. I have always teased that I was the gimp of my family growing up. I was the only kid that needed glasses, the only one that had asthma, and the only one with allergies. The allergies made me miserable nearly all spring and fall in Vegas growing up.

Now that I am older, I still need glasses or contacts and still have asthma and allergies but I know that my health and strength is a blessing to me. I am so grateful that I almost always feel well and whole. I am such a wimp about not feeling well. I am utterly amazed at people who live in chronic pain and are still able to smile or be nice to anyone.

I am grateful that all my major organs work well and that I have strength and health to do all that is required of me each day. What at major blessing our good health is everyday. We often take it for granted until we don't feel well. So today I am giving my nod to good health. If you are in good health, say a prayer of thanks for it today.

2 comments:

Anna said...

This was a good reminder to me about how wonderful our bodies are, even when they are not perfect. Thank you for this post!

Anonymous said...

Growing up I never understood why grown ups always said they were grateful for good health until my father got a really terrible disease. Now every morning I remind myself how lucky I am to have legs that work, and a mouth that can chew and swallow, as well as speak words of praise and love. Our body is the only thing we have in this world. It is soooo important to be thankful for it and take great care of it.