Thursday, June 25, 2009

Can I get any broader in my thankfulness?

Probably not.

This Thankful Thursday I am grateful for life.

I was reminded to be grateful for life, in all its fragile glory, last night. I was driving along, all by my lonesome (I know! Wow!) when some poor little bug flew smack into my windshield right in front of my face. One moment it was alive and well, enjoying an evening flight and the next it was gone; a mere smear on the glass. Just like that it went from this world to the next.

Strange that I am, it got me thinking about how quickly I could lose someone I love. Just as quickly as the bug was gone, I could lose my husband, or a son, or any family member or friend. Or worse still, many at once. I've been feeling off lately, on the crankier side, and this helped me to remember that it's stupid to get worked up over meaningless things in this life. I needed a focus shift and this was it.

Every so often, I need reminders like this so I can remember to have a better perspective. And I'm grateful that this reminder came from the loss of a bug and not someone I love.

What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

Laura said...

Isn't it neat that we can be taught such wonderful lessons in such simple ways? You know you're close to the spirit Linds, when common, everyday events become great teaching moments. You are doing just fine.