Being thankful for the things you already have

This week started off with what I suspected to be allergies, but unfortunately it turned out to be a cold.

I hate when I’m sick – so does my wife. For I readily admit that I turn into a 5 year old boy – whining and looking for coddling as often as possible.

To spare her some of my germs – and my constant snoring due to sinus congestion – I’ve spent the last few nights sleeping in our guest room. Lonely, yes, but why should we both be tired in the morning?

Last night, for some reason, I just couldn’t fall asleep. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was only breathing out of one nostril! It was during my time in the darkness, my head propped up with two pillows and a large comforter pulled up to my neck, that I began to say to myself, “you’ve got it pretty damn good!”

I have a roof over my head to shield me from the cold, a pantry filled with food available anytime I want it and most importantly someone special to be there to make me smile even when I don’t feel quite like smiling.

It’s during the quiet, simple times in life when you come to understand how blessed you truly are. How knowing you have a wonderful place to come home to can many times be the best medicine.

Eckhart Tolle once said, “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”