Grateful Heart: Day 11

Posted in: life- Dec 12, 2011 Comments Off on Grateful Heart: Day 11

Today I am grateful for my health.

Over the past few days, blogs by people who have cancer have been crossing my path. They are extraordinarily touching and inspiring, and a reminder to always “carpe diem”.

Several years ago I had my own brush with mortality and can say without a doubt, I am one of the luckiest people I know in this respect. Sure, it spun me into a deep depression (which had been there all along but finally gave me a reason to name it) and put me into major uncertainty for months, if not years. But ultimately, I am here and in good (if not robust ;)) health.

The people I have met because of that health crisis have been angels in my life. See this post and this one.

So while in my day-to-day, I lament my constant yo-yoing of weight, or how i can’t wear heels anymore because of a bunion, or how my jaw hurts when I chew gum, I am, at the end of the day, forever thankful to this body of mine.

It has walked me through 43 years of life. I have abused it to no end. I have certainly not treated it as a friend. And it continues to support me, to reshape, to acclimate, and to be.

For this, I am grateful.