Crackers, dry toast, and bananas.
No, this is not the ingredients to a crazy new diet scheme. Or maybe it is – I don’t know.
But it is what made up my diet for the first few days of the week.
And it’s not about me trying to lose weight, or having given up on taste, or revolting against food shopping.
My stomach was acting up.
I’ll spare you the details. You’re welcome.
On Wednesday night, I had table food. It was almost as exciting as when BR and SJ started eating real food. Okay, over dramatic.
None the less, I was happy to eat and happier to have no after affects other than a few moments of quaking.
And I was grateful. Truly. I did not appreciate this bodily function the week before or the week before that or even the month before. I took it for granted just like I do my overall health. Just like many other things.
I know I’m not the only one whose guilty of this. We merely expect certain things and don’t recognize that if issues arose how challenging our lives would be. Sure, we see facebook page, read the news, and hear stories of bad things occurring and stop for a minute and then…
And it’s not just about health. It’s the little things too.
How many times have I misplaced my phone or couldn’t find the keys when I had to open the door? There’s that moment of panic and then the item is found. And out comes a sigh of relief. Even having a mundane item that can be replaced…
I need to make a note to self and take action. Really. That note is about appreciation, recognizing the good, and just being thankful for the big things and the mundane
And the note can’t get lost in all the running, “lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay,“ (Bruce Springsteen, Blood Brothers). I want to pause and consider. Just taking time out to do this will give me even more to appreciate.
This is blog as a reminder. And if it reminded you to – great.
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most important key to being a happy person. Great post
Most important -hmm. Just might be.
Gratitude for all things is underrated.
I think it’s underdone (is that a word?) more than underrated.
First of all, thank you for sparing us the details. That was most gracious of you.
Second of all, I’m glad you’re feeling better.
Thirdly, great post!
I could see something like this on your blog with few additions.
I feel that appreciation every time I get over being sick. Sometimes I remind myself of how great I’ll feel and how grateful when I’m well again. It’s true, and unfortunately so, that we don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.
I’m like you -more appreciative when I’m sick. Something worthwhile to work on, I’d say.