Yesterday was a day of reflection. I watched a lot of 9/11 footage in the past week. Ten years later it was still so moving, so heartbreaking to watch. One of the last programs I watched was the memorial held at Ground Zero. The memorial that was built is beautiful and just watching it on TV, you could feel the overpowering emotion. Yesterday made me think. A lot. It made me reflect on what had happened 10 years ago. It made me think about myself and how small my problems are and how lucky I am. I started to think about some things I’m thankful for:
- I’m thankful for having my family. They are always around me. They are always there.
- I’m thankful for my health. Even though some things may bother me now and then, it’s all controllable.
- I’m thankful for Mike. He is my rock. He keeps me grounded when I’m at my very worst. He can cheer me up in a matter of minutes. He might just be a miracle worker…or maybe even a saint.
- I’m thankful for the men and women who sacrifice themselves each and every day in order to fight for our freedom; a freedom we often take much advantage of without realizing how valuable it is to us.
I did a lot of running around yesterday, but as I sat in my car and listened to the radio commentary about the day, I said a little prayer for those who had fallen and those who were left behind to live on legacies and thanked God for His blessings.