I chanced upon this blog hop, Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian, today and I just had to participate.
I’m thankful that I got a clean chit from the doctor today. After two months of a health scare, blood tests, an ultrasound, a minor surgery and a hysteroscopy, the doctor took less than thirty seconds to read the pathology report and tell me I was fine. I feel grateful for a second chance, for the learnings over these two months- I went from fear of the future to strength- I told myself that whatever came out of it, I would deal with it because I had no choice in the matter. I hope I’ve become a little braver now- I’ve decided to do an executive health check-up which has been long overdue ( as long as a decade!).
I’m grateful to God for wellwishers- many of whom I have neither seen nor spoken to other than through the written word. I’m infinitely grateful for their concern, their prayers and blessings. In a world where people barely have time for each other, and no person is free of concern, to have people who care enough to check on you is a rare treasure. Through these two months, I have been fortunate to have people make the time to ask me how I was doing- it made me feel stronger and blessed. I’m not naming those who checked on me. They know who they are and I know they’ll read this post.
I am grateful for the wake-up call- it brought me closer to God and value all that is truly important in life- doing what you love, spending time with those you love- it helped me filter the chaff from the grain.
I’m also linking this post to Eugi’s weekly prompt– Astounding, based on the below picture prompt. I saw this picture and just had to write. My poem is given below.
Withered, I stood in a field of blossoms Amazed by the pinkness. Dark clouds loomed overhead The delicate blooms faced them bravely Ready to take them on- thunder, lightening, storm they would not look down I watched astounded by their tender courage the clouds parted and a ray of grace circled the flowers, and me with it like a halo and I was healed.