I visit an elderly (91 y/o) lady once a week. She told me her son who has Parkinson’s disease was complaining that he was bored and all he had to do was eat and drink (He used to be an engineer-now he lives in a group type facility to be cared for.)
My elderly friend also has a daughter. The daughters husband (Brother in-law to my elderly lady’s son) had to have part of his throat removed last year. He gets his nutrition through a tube placed in his stomach. His name is Henry.
Henry heard what his brother in-law complained of and said, “I wish I could eat and drink again.”
What a lesson to be learned! To be grateful for even the smallest of life’s pleasures.
That my soul may sing praise to you and not be silent.
Oh Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Gratefulness….I have a lot to be grateful for. But there are some who only have a little to be grateful for. A lot or a little, we still should be thankful.