Lately, a number of events have occurred to remind me to remain thankful for my life.
It is all too easy to forget how amazing it is to be alive. Simply to breathe, feel, think, and share is truly a gift.
Only a handful of weeks ago, in the US, we celebrated Thanksgiving. It is January now and the holiday season has past. The decorations are all put away for another year. But, I ought not need days off and a parade to remember.
The room I am writing in is a mess. I have three different places to go. I need to get the oil changed in my car. There is always more email.
Yet, there is a sunbeam shining through the curtains. In the light, dust traces a lazy dance. In the slow movement there is a clear whisper, "Drink the day in. Notice everything! Do not take any of it for granted."
I will remain thankful.