Friday, March 02, 2007
Take a moment to think about the luxurious and privileged life you live. Give thanks for a whole body, everyday freedoms, your family, and all of the choices you have. Cherish what you have while you have it because you never know when your life could change.
I have been blessed over and over. I have the freedom to do the things I enjoy, to worship as I desire, to voice my opinion on things that matter to me. I also have the ability to run, breath the fresh air, see the sights around me, hear the wonders of nature, my husband, phone calls from my far away family.
When I was sick with the flu I couldn't run, couldn't taste or smell and just felt terrible. I missed being outside, of going and doing. Just wanting to taste my food took a week to enjoy. I am indeed so fortunate to have those things that make my life comfortable. When it is cold I can turn up the heat, put on another sweater, gloves or whatever I need. I have more shoes than I can wear at one time. I have more shirts than I can wear at once.
I also have stores close enough to me that I can walk to them and buy whatever I want from the shelves. There are plenty of selection, I don't have to stand in line and hope that there will be something left. There are so many things that I have that I need to remember to not take for granted. It could all be gone in a flash.
I indeed have been richly blessed.