Today, I get the opportunity to see my cardiologist. I’m happy because I get to remove the heart monitor adhered to my chest like some ridiculously itchy alien attachment. I’ll also do a stress test to see how well my ticker is tick-tocking. I decided to take the day off from work.  I haven’t had one of those “I’m free” days in a while.  It’s just me, myself, and I (with Mr. Pants, of course).  I was contemplating this while Mr. P and I were out for his morning squirrel and poop patrol.  What came to mind was just how Blessed or blessed (for all you agnostics and atheists). I feel like I have a fantastic life, and I’m not sure when it happened. Certainly, when Lonnie entered it, as well as Mr. Pants. My job, which I absolutely love and is perfect for me, adds to it, but it feels like it is more than just that. It’s those silent, small things that I, at least, take for granted. It is having a nice car, living in the area I live in, the blankets on our bed, the food in our refrigerator and pantry, the country I live in, the people I get to call family and friends, the technology in my home that allows me to tell it what to do, the smart robot we call Hazel that vacuums our home. It’s all these things and more. If you really stop to think about it, you can fall into a well of gratitude and become overwhelmed to the point of tears. Lest anyone think it’s about the material things, it’s not. They certainly are a part of it. However, I have friends and hear stories of gratitude from friends and others who have much less material things in life whose level of gratitude is just as alive, more so even than mine. It reminds me that every day is an opportunity to be grateful, especially when confronted with the small annoyances in life. 

Hi, I’m Ken Saunders (author)

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