Today I am grateful for my health. Not just because i am in general pretty healthy and don't get sick very often (KNOCK ON WOOD!) but also because being in good health gives me incredible freedom. I can drive without glasses. I can lift things and kneel and bend. I don't have knee problems or elbow problems or shoulder problems. (well, once in a while...) My back is fairly strong, and when I trip off a curb or do something stupid to pull it off center I can usually crack it and realign it myself. I can exercise in any way I want. (I like long bike rides.) I don't get depressed too often. I can stay up way too late, and although my recovery is longer (more sleep!) than when I was younger, i don't get physically ill from it. My stomach can tolerate the worst of foods. (except greasy - but i don't get sick from it - it just immediately leaves my body, if you get my drift). I have been very very fortunate, healthwise. I am especially grateful that my hands still work well. I have carpel tunnel, but even that isn't a big deal (as long as i don't over use the sickle). I am so so so grateful that i do not have arthritis. i can not imagine not being able to use my hands! ......OH, i have my little aches and pains of getting old (and hot flashes- and everything that goes with that)) - but overall I am strong and flexible , physically and mentally.
Being healthy is truly a gift from heaven.
I am one lucky lucky gal!