Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Being Grateful in Times of Distress

I'm a little under the weather today.  In the past I might have entertained thoughts about how dismal I feel and asked the questions repeatedly, "Why me?  Why now?  Why this?"  But at this moment, I am trying something new, inspired by the quest to have gratitude 365 days of the year.  In being sick, I have an opportunity to witness the care that others have for me, and the unique ways in which they express that care.  NL is tasked with taking care of the baby while I recover (well, to be honest, she's tasked with that mission 24/7, bless her heart).  That's a tough job, but she does it with conviction and love, and I am so grateful that I can witness that love for our son.

I also want to take this moment to thank her directly for having the intention and conviction to create this blog and start this mission for having 365 days of gratitude.  She started it as an activity of expression for herself, invited me to join, and I am so thankful that I can now participate.  This blog has, occasionally and even in such a short time since we started it, motivated me to attend to healthy, life-enriching thoughts.  I love her for that and for all she does for our family.


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