Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful to be Alive

Today's been one of those days where it would be really easy to just whine and complain - there have been many things that have gone wrong - and lots of things that have really frustrated me! Ok, I'll be honest, I have done my share of complaining, but I'm done with that for now! I'm going to focus on some good things :)

Like being alive. Do you have any idea how sweet it is just to be alive? Think about it - so many things can go wrong with our bodies, and there are so many ways that you can die, but here I am, alive. I'm breathing (clearly at the moment too!), I can walk, I can think, I can type, and I'm alive! It's a wonderful feeling :)

I have a lot of reasons to be extra glad to be alive too. The most recent of those being that I was very nearly in a bad car accident this afternoon. My brother had picked me up to hang out and we're almost to my parents house when the car in front of us stopped extremely suddenly. My brother reacted as fast as he could, but the wheels locked and I was positive that we were going to hit the car. At the very last second the wheels caught and we were able to pull to the side a little. Right as we did there was a flash of light in front of us. The only thing I can think of is that we hit an Angel instead of the car!

Praise God!

Second reason I'm glad to be alive - the shock of what happened made me stop breathing for a good 30 seconds or more. With the severity of my asthma condition I'm very, very grateful that I started breathing again, my inhaler helped, and my breathing returned to normal!

I'm thankful to be alive :)

9 comments:

uniquecommodities said...

Thanks for sharing and amen it is indeed a gift to be alive! Sounds like you truly did get some kisses today! huggles to you my dear ;)

TiLT said...

I am thankful you are still with us too :) Sounds nerve wracking just reading it!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I hate close calls!

Glad you're with us too

Carapace said...

Ain't it great?

I'm with Claire Bennett- It hurts, but that's kind of great.

Dayna said...

Hold that thought close to your heart and thank God every morning. You may feel like crap, you may be depressed, you may hurt or not be able to breathe but you are alive.

Kate said...

Yow, and with the asthma the second part's worse than the first -- I could almost feel myself stop breathing with the shock!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

*HUGS FOR ALL*

Stormy Designs said...

I'm glad that it was just a close call. Good that you had your inhaler & started breathing right away.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh. That's terrible. I'm so glad you are okay.