I never appreciate my health until something goes wrong or I get sick.
It’s so awful. It’s like whenever I catch a cold and can’t stop coughing, I always think, “Why didn’t I appreciate it when I wasn’t coughing?” or when I have a stuffy nose, I think, “Why didn’t I appreciate when I could breathe through my nose?”
On Thursday, I had a rake’s metal spike go into the side of my food. It is extremely difficult to walk and my foot is in extreme pain. I walked to a nearby park (at most a mile and half away) today and I barely made it back. It’s healing, I’m pretty sure, but it’s just very painful and since walking is a necessity, it’s just always painful and hard to function.
And of course, now I’m thinking, “Why didn’t I appreciate when I could walk without pain?” and “Why didn’t I appreciate when I wasn’t in constant pain?”
Now that I’m conscious of this, I am going to try to make an effort to be more appreciative and thankful for my health. Physically, I am not where I want to be. I’m not even where I want to be mentally. But I am doing well – I have it a lot better than other people. I am able and functioning and I can do a lot – mentally and physically. For this, I am thankful.
To end this, I just want to remind everyone to be appreciative of what you have before it’s gone. This goes for everything you have – health, finances, education, opportunities, abilities, and of course, family (by blood and by bond).