It has been a great year. Granted, it isn’t even 24 hours old in my time zone, but the possibilities are endless.
As I showered earlier I thought of what a wonderful day it had already been. I turned on the spigot and once again realized what a blessed life I live. The water was hot, clean and available just when I wanted it.
Armed with a brand new bottle of shampoo I thought of the incredibly brave and beautiful women I know who have lost their hair due to chemo or some other medical issue. I cannot imagine what it feels like to look in the mirror and see baldness where once a full head of hair grew. What I want to say to each of you (even perfect strangers) is you are so mighty (in spite of how weak you may feel), brave (for pressing on, staying hopeful and continuing to move) and lovely in your smile. You inspire!
After showering it was off to the kitchen for a bit of brunch. When I opened the fridge I was face to face with myriad choices. Appliances that work are a luxury. Electricity to run those appliances is also something for which to be thankful . Having the financial resources to fill a pantry with food is an amazing blessing.
Hearing MOMD’s (My husband – the Man of My Dreams) laughter in the other room brought a smile to my face. Exchanging texts and calls with family and friends that live miles and miles away, listening to music, remembering the good and bad from last year remind me how quickly life changes.
When I express gratefulness for gifts that seem so ordinary I have no time for complaints. Things like hot showers, full fridges and communication opportunities are just the tip of the iceberg.
Thank you for taking time to read this. May your new year be peaceful and healthy and filled with joy.