Friday, April 8, 2011
Gratitude: The state of being appreciative of benefits received; affording pleasure or comfort.
In the face of all of the things that cause me grief or pain or stress or anger, it is very often difficult to remember how many good things I have in my life to be grateful for. I am truly blessed. And things could be so much worse.
I have parents who love and support me. I have friends with broad, strong shoulders to let me cry on when I need to. I have two beautiful, healthy, happy children who drive me crazy sometimes, but more often, make me laugh until I cry. I have known what it means to be loved and to be in love with someone else. I have a home that’s not underwater or in danger of being washed out to sea.
I may have an illness but it is only chronic. Not progressive. Not terminal.
And, as of yesterday, I once again have a refrigerator that actually refrigerates things!