There are so many things in life we take for granted.   Our family, our friends and our health are just some of them.  No one gets up in the morning believing you may lose them that day.  We get up and do what we do everyday, survive.  I find myself doing the exact same thing, what are the plans for the weekend, when will my next party be and what is the next project around the house I will undertake.  Life has a funny way however, of occasionally slapping us upside the head to say ‘wait a minute nothing should be taken for granted because every aspect of your life if a gift’; something that should be appreciated and learned from, the good and the bad.  It doesn’t take me long to refocus myself on the important things and deal with whatever the task at hand is.  I am grateful for my gifts, my life, my family, my friends.  I realize there are so many people less fortunate than myself, who face obstacles that I could not even comprehend.  I also realize that there are no guarantees and while today is a good day, tomorrow is not that certain.

I will live my life one day at a time and hopefully do so gratefully and thoughtfully.

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