It’s easy to count your blessings when life is smoothly sailing along. That hasn’t happened to me in recent months, and I confess, I do get tired of all the complaining coming out of my mouth. That’s why I decided it was time…the best time…to come up with a blessings list.
I am grateful when I recently broke a vertebra in my back that it wasn’t worse, or even more than one fracture. When it comes to health less is always better than more.
I am thankful I can walk, albeit with the help of a cane, but I can get to and from the bathroom and move around a bit. Pain? Yes, but that’s for another list.
I am thankful for a beloved husband who, although he cannot cook can stir up a bowl of soup, put together a sandwich and oh yes, make a mean pan of scrambled eggs.
I am grateful for the compassion of a very busy daughter who can take time as she did tonight to come over and make stir-fry, chicken and rice.
I am thankful for little nurse Georgie, our Yorkie who watches over me day and night, rarely leaving my side.
I am thankful good medical care is only a few blocks away although there is nothing they can do for me right now except medication, rest and patience. Oh, that’s a hard one, that is. Patience may be a virtue but it’s been one I’ve been striving to learn for at least 30 years. So, I’m a slow learner.
I’m thankful my husband’s last cancer visit revealed no new cells and my last one was inconclusive. My radiation burns are healing as is my spirit, well; at least it was until this latest glitch.
I’m thankful for many friends who send me love and prayer each day.
I am grateful for tears which flow freely, releasing a valve spring of pressure deep within my aching soul and hurting body.
I am thankful for the gift of humor. What would I do without it?
I’m mostly thankful for a deeply ingrained faith in the source and power of Love; God.
I am grateful each day I feel enfolded in the everlasting arms of one mightier, kinder, and wiser than I.
I am thankful for the belief that good overwhelms evil, good makes each day more livable and life is really on my side, in spite of all evidence to the contrary.
There is nothing stronger than the power of love. I embrace it as often as I must…hourly, daily or even at times momentarily. That is the source of all strength.