Saturday, November 21, 2009

. . .. .. . . . . .Thanksgiving: Hard Work

On Thanksgiving Day #6, I am so grateful for hard work. Today I have been busy all day, cleaning the house and doing home improvement projects (one of my favorite things to do!). This is really nothing unusual at all, except for the fact that just a few months ago, I couldn't do any of these things. I couldn't even walk a few blocks or hold my kids during the summer. And yet, today, I am working hard and perhaps even wearing myself out with my chores for the day.

I am so grateful that my recovery has allowed me the chance to dig in and work. There is something wonderful about putting in a day's work, whether you are at a job, digging in dirt in your yard, doing projects, watching your children or whatever your task may be. Be grateful that you have the strength, energy and abilities to work! It is truly a blessing, one that not all my friends get to enjoy at this stage of their lives.

Trust me, it is better to work hard and collapse into bed at the end of the day, than lie in bed all day, unable to do the things you so desperately want to do. So bring on the blisters, sore muscles, backaches and all...it means I worked hard today, and that is a blessing!

4 comments:

About Mark, Candice & Vito said...

Hello,
I know that you don't know me but I have been following your blog for months now. I am truly inspired by your intense courage and faith. Every time I read your blog it brings tears to my eyes. You are living proof that God provides us with everyday miracles. When I hear that new country song "There is a God, how much proof do you need," makes me think of you and the many blessings that we are given each and everyday. I want to thank you for reminding me of what I have to be thankful for. It seems as if I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to count the many blessings God has given me. I am so thankful for my beautiful little boy and the wonderful husband that I have. I want to thank you for your amazing blog because it serves as an everyday reminder of what I need to be thankful for. You are a very strong person with lots of strength and courage. You and your family are in our prayers.

Sincerely,
Candice Taravella

wjmom said...

Amen to all you said. We spent some time caring for a 90+ year old grandmother who could do so very little for herself. This experience reminds me that being so crazy busy that I can hardly think (with lists and lists of things that still didn't get finished) is a blessing that I should appreciate for as long as it lasts! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of yours!

Els Manning said...

Indeed so much to be grateful for. I am also thankful for my fam...health and being able to do...sooo many things. Thank you for reminding me!

britt said...

thanks for sharing all that YOU have to be grateful for. It gives good reminders of all my blessings! As always, you are inspiring!