RE: Good Health is Underrated
Losing something so important to us - is a fantastic way to have a new perspective and appreciate the beauty of the gift of life, health, sanity, communication, mobility... you name it!
We take so many things for granted, don't we...
I had a similar experience - where we lived in a very small home. We were all living so close, and we gave our children the one bedroom to share and my husband and I had to sleep in the living room, on two separate couches.
Every night, it was a little nightly ritual for me to build my bed on the couch. I was a little bit frustrated, but not so much. I longed for a bed again - for sure - but even after the hassle of building the "bed" each night, and sleeping separately, the "bed" was comfy. I was warm. Protected. and I would lay there each night and think about homeless people who were freezing. on the ground. completely unprotected and often abused and violated.
I would pray for a bed still - of course. There's nothing wrong with praying for our situation to improve hehehe But when I did finally move into a new home, and had a new bed in our own bedroom... I never stopped being extremely grateful for being able to simply lay down and feel the comfort.
I would just sink into the bed and say mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. and be so thankful that God had given us a bed. hehehehehe
and to this day... hmmm 15 years later!!! I still remember that feeling. Just like you standing up for 20 seconds to appreciate the ability to walk hehehehe
20 seconds of gratitude... it seems like it's just a few seconds, but I understand you perfectly. 20 seconds of gratitude is enough to change the focus of your whole day, isn't it?
Loved this post :)