It is easy for us to be thankful for the big things in life, such as our children, family, friends, and careers. But, what about the small things in life? The small things that are actually not that small at all, but the ones that we tend to take for granted.
The not-so-small things in life that we do everyday, many of them without a second thought. Most of us woke up today with breath in our lungs, vision to see the world around us, a voice to speak with, a nose that works, and ears that hear.
Many of us were able to get out of bed, walk, eat, and use the restroom. Did you sleep last night? Were you able to function well enough to operate a car, or go to work today? Do you have good cognitive health? Do you know your spouse’s name, or what year it is?
Everything that you are capable of doing, is something to be thankful for. Imagine your life if you were unable to do those things?
People wake up everyday having to cope with the loss of an ability that they’ve always had, or lacking a vital bodily function that their body requires to survive.
The saying is true, that we don’t fully realize the value of what we have until we lose it. So along with the big things in life, we should also be thankful for the not-so-small things. For without them, our everyday lives would be much different.