I am thankful for my health is a common phrase, but what if I said something like “I am thankful for the time I hit the floor, because of a minor stroke” you may look at me and think that I am making a crude joke but I am here to tell you that I am actually glad I was in that exact situation, I spoke of this in The Night Nobody Heard Me and The Day I Spoke Another Language, some of you have read these stories before and if you missed them and want to look back click the links, and if not then just trust me this type of situation makes you look at life a bit differently.
Being thankful for your health is a given, but being scared out of your wits and thinking you are going to lose it all makes you look around and realize what is actually important. Rushing through life in an attempt to make it the best, sometimes rushes you through life before you have a chance to live it, and having a serious situation put the brakes on everything around you all at once gives you the opportunity to reflect and see what you are giving up while rushing through life.
While in the big rush some of us spend more time away from home than we like, but know that the job is an important factor to achieve the lifestyle we are reaching for, and a lot of couples are both forced to work leaving the children in someone else’s capable hands, this results in missing a lot of quality time so to say with them, I know that most of us can’t just up and quit work to spend more time with our family, but what does it take to make us see that cutting back on the lifestyle we are reaching for a little bit just may be worth it, some of us have to hit the floor.
I am thankful that I hit the floor because now my life is much simpler, I am thankful my memory is short because now I don’t have so much to worry about, I am thankful my career came to an end because now I have quality time with my wife, I am thankful for hard times in my life because without them I would not be who I am today, and who I am today is someone I am thankful for.