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Monday, 01 November 2010 14:54

Remembering Gratefulness

Written by Coco
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Fall Leaves

We all have those days when everything seems to go wrong. The last 2 weeks have been full of many such moments around our house.

My 3 kids have been sick, on and off, with colds and sinus infections….and my cold turned into a horrible sinus/bronchial infection last week. To top it off, my husband has been extremely busy with his campaign for political office, so I have been working solo on many days around the house. Needless to say, the opportunities to complain about pretty much everything have been plentiful, and I have definitely done my share of doing so!

This morning, however, I was reminded of how trivial some of those complaints have been. This morning I learned about a local mom who has truly struggled the past two weeks, whose preschooler has been fighting liver cancer and lost his tough fight early this morning. I can only imagine how much this family is suffering, how much they have gone through the past 2 weeks. I feel a bit ashamed for my little problems and my whining. Unfortunately, for me, sometimes it takes a hard reminder to be grateful for what is going great in my life.

With the craziness of Halloween behind, I always feel that I can look forward to the next season. I love everything about it – the smells, the sounds, the hope, but especially the thanksgiving and faith.  I pray for this family that is hurting and so that I may learn to appreciate the good around me, even on sick days.


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