Last week — as part of my new risky living — I joined Toastmasters. I was scheduled to present a “thought-for-the-day” at today’s Thanksgiving week meeting. But it was canceled so I’m sharing it here…
It was my doctor telling me “I’m afraid I don’t have good news. It’s cancer.”
I listened. I texted Mark. I scrawled a few notes.
Then I excused myself from the office and walked home.
I thought that was the end. The end of me.
But it wasn’t.
I’m still here. And I’m stronger, happier and more grateful than ever.
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring.
But we do know what we have right now. Our families. Our friends. Our working limbs. Our pain-free, healthy bodies. Our peace. Our freedom. Our homes. Our incomes.
Marrianne Williamson said “Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are.”
We can call it gratitude or we can call it joy. Whatever we call it, all our moments are better lived when we focus on all the good we have right now.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.