So what am I thankful for today?
To be alive.
It may sound crazy, but today that's what I feel.
I won't go into any specifics. I'm just grateful for a beating heart. Grateful that my lungs function, bringing in air and exhaling, softly, slowly, bringing peace to a tempestuous soul.
I've felt tempestuous today, but despite it all, I'm grateful I'm alive.
Grateful I have senses. I can smell the Domino's pizza we had for dinner. I can taste the leftover Halloween candy that I guiltily continue to pop into my mouth. I can feel the tips of my fingers tap away at the hard plastic of my new MacBook (of which I'm also grateful, but that's not the topic today). I can hear my husband breathing in bed next to me as I fall asleep at night. I can see the words to the books I'm reading (and writing) and the art I admire.
I'm grateful I have a functioning body that hasn't fallen prey to the past pain and difficulties that I've faced.
I realize that's a lot to be grateful for, but it all falls under one category, which I've already stated and still mean.
I'm grateful I am alive.
Estoy agradecida estar viva.