After watching this video it brought many things to life for me.  A sense of gratitude for waking up in the morning to live another day of life.  A day that I get to wake up my children for school, to make them lunch and get them off to school.  It’s another day that I get to clean up the mess after my family ate breakfast before they left the house this morning.  Another load of laundry, including the muddy pants that my son left me, when he got mud on them after playing with his friends in the neighborhood.  It’s another day I get the mail and see what bills, or cards of encouragement I received.  Hey it’s another day that I get to go to school to watch the end of the semester awards, to watch my children get medals for the achievements they worked hard to get.  It’s another day that I get wet in the rain when I got out of my car at the post office to mail off some baby and birthday gifts to those I love and deeply care about.  It’s another day, I get to talk to my sister or brothers and find out about how they and their children’s lives are.  It’s another day!

I picture my mom and seeing her eyes closed after she passed away a few months ago and knowing she won’t have another day to live here on earth and to enjoy the laugh or voices of her grandchildren.  To see their faces when they smile or seeing them play or even have an argument.  It’s one less day that she has to talk on the phone to her children or one of her ten grandchildren, or to one of her siblings or friends she treasured for 50 plus years.  Those days are gone and it makes me more grateful for each day that I have here on earth.

It also brought back memories of when I saw the Grand Canyon a few years ago.  I remember getting out of the car with my two children and husband and I wanted all of us to reach the edge at the same time, so that we could share in this incredible experience together.  It was amazing, an out of body experience, a sight and feeling I will never forget.  Gratitude is an important virtue to have in order to have happiness in life.  Be grateful for another day!

Please share something or someone you are grateful for today!  Not only share it with us, but with someone you know!

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