I found out this week that 2 friends have cancer. Both are parents, one with very small children (4 years old and a baby), and the other a single mom (kids are 14 and 10).
You know, getting a shock like that puts life in perspective. Another friend of mine recently lost both her parents within 7 days of each other. They each were diagnosed with cancer on the same day and they died 3 weeks later.
Talk about shock.
So take a minute, sit back, and count your blessings. I don't know what yours are but are (not in any particular order):
Relatively good health
A good job and a steady income
A nice home
Happy friends & family nearby
... and everything else is gravy, isn't it? I mean, if I have those, what else do I really need?
This really is a Thanks Giving for me this year. I'll be giving thanks for what I have and giving those friends all the support I can in the coming weeks.
Hug your loved ones and have a good holiday!