These words are not written with any religion in mind. They are meant as a taking one step back, assessing your life and perhaps appraising what you have.
This is me - Almost retired I have had the occasional period of health and some financial woes. Life is filled with rainy days as well as sunny ones. If you are lucky you will have more sunny ones though. At times it may be hard to see this. If you are suffering with depression it will be impossible to do so.
However in the true light of day most of should count ourselves blessed and thank our lucky stars.
You could have been born in a different country where you experienced famine, war and a daily fight for survival. No matter where you were born and live any number of illnesses and conditions could affect you at any time. Many people, in brief lives, suffer such hardship.
So what has brought this article on? This blogger's daily work. Seeing young people who have suffered a brain injury through ill health, an accident and the like. The battle that these patients face on a daily basis. The effect this has on their lives and that of their families. For most life will never be the same again. Forming a simple word, brushing your own hair or putting a pair of shoes on can be a monumental task.
In the West we are all guilty at times of feeling badly done by at times. Taking our lives for granted. An acquired brain injury can strike any person at any time. If it does then nine times out of ten so many things will be meaningless.
Perhaps we could use more money. Perhaps we would like a better house, new car, vacation, computer and more. If such ill health strikes all of these things will count for nought. You will be as it was stripped bare. Listening to a young woman sob her heart out as a small reawakening in her brain has brought home the reality of what she has to face is heartbreaking. It should however, whether you are Christian, religious or not, also make you feel very blessed.