“When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted, or take them with gratitude.”
– G.K. Chesterton, novelist
Since my mother Rose passed away 18 months ago, we have had the great privilege to have my father Marvin living with us. I must admit I was a bit concerned how it would change our lives, since not too long ago, Wendy and I became empty nesters.
At the age of 87, my father does not move as fast, and this has caused me to become far more aware of and self-reflective about my own life. I am pleased to say that with his wisdom and influence, I am taking far more things with gratitude than for granted.
Use today to slow down to half speed and look around at all the wonderful things that make up your life.
Go out of your way to thank those who are on this journey with you and consider sharing your insights about this exercise.