Monday, August 31, 2009

The Things I Take for Granted

There is nothing like a busy weekend in the World of Trauma to remind me of all I have to be grateful for! I find I am continually speaking the the phrase, "Oh, the things we take for granted". Like say, being able to walk down the hall to the bathroom or being able to type with two hands. I can go home at the end of twelve hours, and I can drive.

I don't have any extraneous drains, tubes or pieces of hardware sticking out of my body. I can brush my own hair, brush my own teeth and take care of my basic needs.

Taking a step further back, I am reminded that I have a home and people who would come get me if I ever needed a ride. I have friends and family who love me and care for me. I have enough to eat and the resources to meet our basic needs.

My children and I are happy and healthy.

I am more fortunate than many.Each of the people I cared for today at work had at least one of the above that they could not claim for themselves.

I am grateful. Very, very grateful for the joys and the blessings in this life. Thank You, God for all You do in this world. Whether they know it or not, I know that You have your hand on all those who lay before me today. Bring them peace. Bring them health. Bring them knowledge of Your presence in their lives.

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