Monday, December 13, 2010

Gratitude revisited

Has anyone ever told you to think positive....things will happen for you.   I have heard this quite a lot lately and my whole life come to think of it.   In church this Sunday the priest even talked about giving thanks for what you do have in your life.
   I like this message.  Power of Attraction they call it.  Positive thoughts, positive things will come.
While I am an optimist most of the time, I am also a realist.  But today I just have to say I am extremely grateful.
  I visited a friend of my in the hospital today.  She is young and otherwise healthy, but she has serious issues with her kidneys.  Life threatening issues.  And she is looks and acts as if nothing is happening.
So going to visit her in the hospital was a no brain er.  I wanted to be there for her.  I wanted to help.  But it wasn't until I left the hospital on my way home that I started to get uneasy.  Scared really.  Being in the hospital seeing her so vulnerable reminded me of when I was sick.  It reminded me of the feeling that I had to be in the hospital and could not leave.  As I left her alone there in that hospital room I was sad that she had to be alone with all these strange people.  It's crazy how our health system works.
So anyways on my drive home I found myself reciting the "Our Father" over and over and seriously thanking God and Mary and all the angels in heaven for my health.  Here I think about not being able to have a child "naturally"  but God has given me the gift of health.   I can run, jump, eat, drink, laugh, speak, cry, swim, clean, and serve others.  What blessings I have.   And I am full of gratefulness.