Gratitude Day 3 - Good Health
To continue the theme of gratitude offered to us by Debbie Reynolds in this month's Thanksgiving contest, I was thinking today about how incredibly thankful I am for good health - for both myself and my loved ones.
In the past few weeks I've run a 10k obstacle course, a half marathon, went hiking, played hockey, worked a bunch of hours, swam in the ocean, and got back onto the basketball court for the first time in a couple of years. I am beyond blessed with good health. I haven't had a "sick day" that's required me to be away from work in well over a year, and good health allows me to do so many things that I try not to take for granted.
This has also been a year (knock on wood it continues) where my family and friends have been healthy, too. In years past we had injuries in our family, my grandma was very sick for a while, and it's never fun to see someone close to you with failing health -- this year, those close to me have been healthy and happy, and I'm so incredibly grateful for that. I know many friends and acquaintances have gotten sick, had loved ones fall ill, and in some cases even lost people who they were very close with. My prayers have gone out to each and every one of them, and each time it makes me all the more grateful to have friends & family in good health.
Each year, month, day, and minute is a blessing, and those spent in good health should never be taken for granted. I'm very grateful for good health in 2016.