Friday, May 29, 2009

things I am most thankful for.....#9

Today I was shopping in my local dollar store and literally bumped into a man in a wheel chair....our particular dollar store like most is super crowded with more bargains than one could ever imagine....simply walking down the aisle poses some difficulties on the best of days....so as I was looking at all the cool kitchen gadgets I took a step back without looking first and bumped into the gentleman's wheel chair.....I felt bad and clumsy for not looking first before moving but he was fine and said don't worry about it.....

He continued on his way down the aisle trying his best to manoeuvre around all the treasures in the store....as I watched him I looked into his eyes and saw such sadness there.....I can't imagine his frustration...the frustration that he faces everyday.....just doing the simplest of tasks must be so challenging.....I have no idea what has happened in his life........was he born with this disability or was he in an accident at some point and has been wheel chair bound ever since??

As I watched him turn the corner to start down the next aisle, I had a wave of sadness come over me...and than I knew what my next most thankful thing would be......my body and my health......now when I say my body I don't mean how fat or skinny I am how I look in a bikini or not....I just mean the simple fact that everyday I am lucky enough to have all my limbs working...I am able to do everything and anything physical that I wish.....you know there are so many people in this world that don't have that option......they struggle everyday!!!
Here I am worrying about what workout I will do next so maybe I will get my legs toned for a nice new pair of shorts this season.........give me a break.....just the fact that I have the option to workout is such a gift.......

so that is number #9.......my body and my health something no one should ever take for granted!! Thank-You to that special man that I bumped into today for making me remember this!!

m:)

3 comments:

Brooke said...

being healthy enough to not think twice about being vain...we're blessed aren't we?

the "mom" said...

yes ... a good thing to be thankful for.
I think people like this are put on earth to remind people like us what is important.

Erica said...

Man, this post so hit home with me. When my health wasn't good, I SO missed the days I could just walk around without pain. I was so thankful when my health was finally restored and now that I am able to just sit and run and walk and live a normal life without pain. How blessed we are to have such a wonderful gift.