after our honeymoon i got sick. real sick. i was in in bed for two weeks then hospital for a week. i remember one instance within that where matt was driving me to the doctors and we had stopped at some traffic lights. i watched as people crossed the road. none of them looked overly purposeful, as if they were heading anywhere particularly significant but i remember thinking ‘you are so lucky that you had the energy and the health to get out of bed today. to get dressed, to eat your breakfast and to cross this road’. its funny when something like our health is stolen from us, we realise the immense value of it. it’s often only when we don’t have it, we understand how much we have taken it for granted.
i’ve been toying with all these thoughts over these last few days. i lost alot of work from being sick for so long and its felt pretty easy to walk down the path of self pity. to forget to stay thankful that today i did have the energy to get out of bed, get dressed, eat breakfast and i can cross a road! i want to stay ever thankful for these simple things in life. despite the circumstances i may find myself in now i want to cultivate a constant sense of gratitude.. in the good things and the shitty things.
‘let every detail in your lives- words, actions, whatever- be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.’ colossians 3:17