It started during the night with a scratchy feeling in the throat. But I needed to leave that morning for a five-day stay with the grandsons while our son and daughter-in-law traveled out-of-town. Getting sick was not an option.
For the next few days the scratchy throat came during the night but disappeared by morning. That is until the day I arrived back home and my body knew it could now crash. And crash it did.
My head felt like a heavy, hurting blob. Thinking turned into muddled thoughts, and moving from the bedroom to the living room couch counted as exercise for the day. Standing up made me dizzy. Yep, one of those horrible head colds had invaded my personal space.
Until then, I had forgotten how great it felt not to be ill. But, how grateful had I been for the months and months of good health before the head cold? That got me to wondering, how many blessings do I take for granted every day simply because they are an everyday thing?
I journal most days. Each entry now begins with a Thankful For, listing three things. It’s surprising how much there is to be grateful for. And how easy it is to take these for granted.
My head cold is on the mend. But its lesson on gratitude is here to stay.