Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Givng thanks for small things

When we are not sick, we don’t fully appreciate being well. This morning, when I awoke at 2:30 – Jet lag is still a part of my life – I had a realization. My breathing was unimpeded. I could lie, relaxed, without the urge to cough every five minutes. I gave a silent prayer of thanks.

I give thanks for unimpeded breathing

I give thanks for an entire hour with out coughing

I give thanks for two and a half hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Perhaps one reason for adversity and illness is as a reminder to appreciate some of the small things in life – like the reliable functioning of that incredibly complex system, our biophysical being.


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