This is where I go out on a limb and ponder a while.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day Four: Good Health

Sunrise at the bus stop this morning.  The days are getting shorter...

I know everyone says it, but it bears repeating here.  Be thankful for good health.  I am so thankful that I and all of my family members are relatively healthy for the time being.  Like all families we have had our scares.  But we have pulled through and we are all still here, Thank you, God.

But I have to interject something here:  I thank God for getting us through it, not just for the healing.  Because sometimes people don't get better.  And some people have chronic illnesses.  And I feel uncomfortable saying that people who are healed are "blessed".  Does that then mean that those of us who are not healed are not blessed?  No way!   We are still blessed with grace and patience and strength to deal with the things we have to deal with every day when we have chronic pain and/or are handicapped.  Having faith is the only way I can be thankful for everything this life has to offer, in spite of the trials it presents.

This is one of my favorite pictures of a full moon.  I love taking pictures of the full moon, although my favorite subject is trees.  I am obsessed with trees.  But that's worthy of another post...

It is a fabulous, wonderful, scary, beautiful, funny, exciting world, isn't it?


  1. Beautiful sunrise - I was able to get a picture this morning too! Thank you for your kind words on my post today.... that is the wonderful thing about blogging the inspiration we gather from the stories - comments that other bloggers post. Health is a wonderful thing - I admire those who face challenges with their health - they are a true inspiration and set examples for all of us...

  2. I'm really liking your list of things to be thankful for -- I need to go back and read your other posts. Health is so important... great post, Marie. :)