Let us be Thankful for our Health

by Laurri on November 21, 2012

healthI am thankful to be able to breathe.

Approximately two years ago, I remember sitting on the floor with my one year old giving him his fourth breathing treatment for the day. Up to that point in my life, I had never experienced a child with health issues. My other two children had been blessed with such incredible health that I never knew what it felt like to experience a child that would get sick so often and have to deal with so many breathing issues. Daily breathing treatments along with frequent colds were this child’s life.

As I sat there on that floor with my one year old, I remember thinking how ungrateful I had been over the years for being able to breathe. I had never given much thought to being able to breathe. I remember thinking how much I had taken for granted the fact that anytime I wanted to go running, I could. I did not have to think about it. I just did.

I kept thinking how lucky I was to be able to breathe on my own. The whole process of receiving sufficient oxygen to my lungs was easy. It was a blessing that I had never fully acknowledged before.

These grateful thoughts for my ability to breathe gradually became thoughts of gratitude for my overall health. For my entire life up to that point, I had been able to not only breathe effectively but also had the ability to walk, talk, and most of all have the necessary blood flowing through my body so I could learn, fight germs, and most importantly move.

My normal day to day health was a blessing!

health and wellnessIt’s been almost two years to the date that I remember coming to that awareness. Sadly, it is often the case, such a I, that we do not recognize our health as greatness until we or someone we know struggles with health issues.

My son’s asthma and breathing issues have improved dramatically as we have figured out the underlying reasons within his body. His immune system has dramatically improved and he is able to fight colds and viruses more effectively. He no longer needs daily breathing treatments. He is able to sleep well at night.

All these miracles that have happened for my son are health blessings that I must always be grateful for. And I must never forget that. It is such a blessing to be able to watch him run and be able to breathe effectively. I now know that these types of things do not always just happen.

I am lucky and so is my son to be able to breathe.

When we do have the ability to run, walk, talk, see or even fight off viruses and colds effectively, we have reason to be thankful. Let us be thankful for the normal functioning abilities of our body. Let us be thankful for our health and never take it for granted.

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