Saturday, January 12, 2019

Realizing How Fortunate I Am

In the past couple of weeks, I've had occasions where I have felt sorry for myself.

But, I am really one of the luckiest people on the face of the earth.  I get to view beautiful sunrises like this one from earlier in the week.  I sometimes get to travel.

Five days a week, I have the opportunity to get up, eat breakfast, and go to work. Then, in the late afternoon, I get to go home. 

On the other hand, not everyone has that privilege.

Yesterday, my spouse and I made a trip, probably to say goodbye to a relative.  She's younger than I, and has cancer.  Her prognosis is poor.  She knew we were there, but was too tired/sleepy to interact with us.  She is unable to get out of bed on her own. 

I want to use the time I have left, whether years or months, wisely.  I need to devote more thought to that than I have recently.

I need to remember how grateful I am for life.

Day 12 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding me of the important things in life that we often take for granted.

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  2. Alana, I am sorry to hear about your relative. Cancer sucks.

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  3. A good reminder for all of us fortunate ones.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about one relative. I will pray for her and you. I promise.

    She is blessed by your love.

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  5. Yes, we all have something each and every day to be thankful for. Sunrise and sunset is one of these.
    Coffee is on

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  6. That's sad. But yes, cherish the beauty around you!

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  7. I am so sorry that your family member is dealing with cancer. It is hard to see someone you love go through that. So it's good to cherish the sweet moments and the love and all of the good things, as well.

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  8. To share our time, our love, and our largesse with the community at large.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your relative. It's sometimes easy to forget how good we have things.

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