I don't like hospitals at all, but last night I visited a friend who is ill and it was a blessing to be able to walk out of the hospital. Thank God my stay was short and I was only visiting! I thought about how many sick people are depending on someone to feed them, change them, bathe them, and whatever else. Many people will not even see the outside of the hospital again. I don't ever want to take my portion of health for granted. Just to wake up in the morning is a blessing. To breathe without the help of a machine. To walk without a walker. To go to the bathroom on my own and bathe myself is a blessing. To acknowledge God's grace on my life makes a difference in my day. Beginning the day with thanksgiving to God sure sets the tone for a joyful attitude!