For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Clarence E. Hodges
Being thankful for the gift of today, and the joy that I find in it, seems like the most simplistic of things to be thankful for, but in reality, it’s probably the most difficult to remain focused upon. So many things happen in life that allow me to stray from my focus of this that it’s always nice to be refocused on the things that really matter. And nothing is more important than the gift that we’ve been granted in today.
We as human beings often suffer from a terrible disease. It’s called, the Take It For Granted disease. We wake up in the morning, and we take that for granted. Our bodies, have the ability to breath in oxygen, and our lungs the ability to process that so that we can have air to live off of, and we take it for granted. We laugh, cry, eat, drink, love, and every emotion in between, and we’ll take that for granted.
Every simple thing that happens throughout the course of the day is often taken for granted as it comes as an expectation that it was simply going to happen. I don’t want to take these things for granted. Quite the opposite. I want to relish in the gifts that they truly are and be joyful that I have the ability to get up in the morning, to walk around, and to embrace all of the joy that has been gifted to me on THIS day.
We often forget about enjoying the life we have right now, in this moment. We often forget that, at some point, these moments will be gone.
I'm thankful this Thursday for each new day.
I hope you are too!