My life has always had its everyday ups and downs. I have had some very good highs and some major lows. But a few years ago I was in a bad car accident were I was thrown from my car, badly injured. I'm still receiving medical stuff and on going procedures with that situation.
But as I look around my life ... I'm thankful that I even have a life, period. I have caring friends of almost every ethnic background. I have family that lets me know they love and care about me everyday. That in itself would be treasure enough, but the Creator has seen fit to give me back my ability to walk and drive, with the ability to walk without the terrible pain I had become used to over the years.
I have a Pastor who visited me in my sick room, and he brought his wife and child, too. I guess what my story is trying to say is that I am grateful for every second, minute, hour, day, month and year that I have been priviledged with in this life. And, I laugh every chance I get. At my work they call me Smiley. Even though my customers are serviced by phone I laugh and talk with them as though they are right across the counter in front of me.
We all take it for granted. We assume that we will each wake up every morning, have good health, have true love, a loving family, a good job, good children, and true friends and don't get me wrong that is a sweet way to look at life. But we take it all for granted most of the time. It is a wonder any of us get through life as well as we do.
I am truly grateful to be alive. And, I try everyday to give what I have been given back to those I know and those I come to know. I try to look at situations in Love, always. I forgive without malice because no one is perfect, least of all me. I'm not trying to be perfect, but I always want the Creator to know I am truly grateful for this gift. My voice & life could have been silenced years ago, but it was not. I have been given a glorious second chance not to take life for granted, like old man Scrooge and the Christmas Spirit. So I try to celebrate, encourage, and generate much love and happy life in all I do and say, everyday!
Peace and Much Love to You All.