Friday, January 22, 2010

Counting Blessings, Not Counting Complains

    I cannot stop watching the Haiti coverage on TV or reading about it online. Those poor, poor people that are waiting for medical care, having no pain medication, and horrible conditions. I can't help but compare that to what I have.

    I think I have told everyone that I didn't go to a doctor for over 20 years because I had no money or insurance. (I told it many times, I like to complain) I used to say, "People in poor countries don't have doctors and they survive". What an unintelligent thing to say, I am ashamed of myself for thinking that way. I was taking Aleve, etc from the store, using heat pads and all kinds of stomachache meds. Poor people do not have those things available.
    I now go to doctors. In fact, two days ago the nurse from my primary care doctor called to set up an appointment. I guess I’d over due for something, I don’t know why he wants to see me. The week before another doctor called himself to advice me on a medical matter. Yes, I am very blessed.

Speaking of blessings…God Bless all the relief workers who are serving in Haiti.

    I have promised myself I will no long feel sorry for myself. Of course, I will. I think I made the same statement after Katrina making bold statements like “there but the Grace of God, go I.” However, for now I am going to count my blessings, not my complains. I don’t need to blog about my swollen feet, not being able to walk or stand for more than 5 minute or twitter that my everything hurts.

Here are today’s BLESSINGS-
*My darling is loading the dishwasher. We had food to eat, so there were dirty dishes.
*I have pills for blood pressure and aches and pains.
*A car and gas to drive to the Branson Outlets for new clothes. Gaining weight means I have plenty to eat.
*A new computer to write blogs with, sites to post them, and online friends to read them.

God Bless

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your gratitude list. I'm glad you now go to the doctor. :)


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