I decided that I could think about all the things I take for granted and those things for which I should be grateful. I'm always verbally thanking the good Lord for all my blessings, but haven't put it in writing in a while.
When I complained about something a number of years ago, a friend said, "You should be thankful that you got out of bed this morning." I immediately thought of his massive heart attack. That statement jolted me into changing my perspective, that is, until I began to take it for granted all over again. We do many things unconsciously until we're unable for whatever reason. I guess that's just human nature. We should be thankful we can see, talk, walk, and generally use all our senses.
This past May I traveled to New York for my grandson's graduation from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. Even though it was rainy in Worcester with the cold temperature of 46 degrees, and I had not brought a coat, I was certainly grateful for the opportunity to attend. My visit seemed to whoosh by me. While I was in New York, my son-in-law pointed out the baby Robins nesting in behind their basketball backboard.
Being short of stature, this was the best photo I could get. The baby robins were calling to their mother. I suspect they were hungry. However, a short time later, there she was sitting in the nest.
Brings me back to being thankful. Thankful is a state of mind. It's a choice. Instead of concentrating on wants and perceived or real needs, it's best to think about our current situation and choose to dwell on what is good about it. It's work, I will admit. Frustration does rear its ugly head, but the practice of expressing gratitude is fruitful. At least, I'm back to writing. I still have a host of things I want to accomplish as well as a host of things I'd like to have. I believe that there's nothing wrong with that as long as I maintain a balanced perspective. Thanks for letting me share.
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