Saturday, August 01, 2009

I Am So Lucky

Merely Me asks a question of the week on her MS site located on Health Central. This week the question is What are you grateful for today? She always gets interesting answers, each totally different than the one before. This is worth reading. Here is my answer to this week's question:

This is a great question because it makes us think beyond our usual inconveniences and pain. What a good topic for those of us who live every day with a chronic condition; actually gratitude is a good thinking mode for all of us.

At one time (when I was a viewer), Oprah suggested everyone keep a gratitude journal. We were to list three things we are grateful for every day. Many of my items were repeats day after day.

There are only so many big things, and then circumstances took away the one about the US not involved in active war, so there are fewer big things. Then I started thinking of small things. I am still thankful for big things like health, family and friends, but now I find pleasure in successfully completing a tasty dinner.

Each day when I smile or laugh for any reason, I am grateful. When I hear my son (either or both) is happy, or talk with a giggling grandchild, I am grateful. When my foot is in the right position, I am grateful. There are so many things, some relating to my MS and some not; there are tiny miracles throughout the day and I know I am lucky.

I feel grateful that I am so lucky.


kevin said...

Being grateful is a huge part of being, well, happy. if we focus on the not-so-great parts of our lives, or our shortcomings, our heads become clouded and our paths become muddied with the water of those clouds. keeping your head on straight, and being thankful, is the best approach to life. health is a big part of being happy. i work for icyou is the leader in online health videos. check the site out for more info on health and happiness. cheers!

Herrad said...

Came by to say hello and wish you well.
Hope you are having a good day.

Kelli said...

Great answer to the question.
Take care and have a good weekend.

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