The week passed by in a blur. I have had some time to reflect on this unexpected experience. Here are some things that I have been thinking about;
- Life really is very fragile. I was going along fine one day and the next day I was seriously ill. Good health is the most precious blessing that we have. Health really needs to be a top priority in my life.
- I will strive to never take my family and friends for granted. Even though I was too sick to visit, I was so glad that friends and family members called me or came by for a visit. Many more were praying for my recovery. I was especially pleased that my husband and daughter took turns sleeping at the hospital so I would not have to be alone.
- Everyday will be Thanksgiving Day. My husband and I ate Thanksgiving dinner in my hospital room. I ordered turkey and dressing from the hospital kitchen and he bought a turkey dinner from the cafeteria. When times are bad, I should not stop counting my blessings. An attitude of gratitude helps me keep things in the right perspective.
- I will live life to the fullest. Life is good even when things around me are bad.
My life has been changed. I pray that I will have the strength and courage to make a difference in the world before it is time to leave.