Gratitude for Speaking

Today as I reflect on all of the wonderful things I have in my life to appreciate, my mind wanders to a friend. You see this friend of mine has had her ups and downs in life. She is a cancer survivor and has had her share of health problems. A year ago we found out her original cancer had spread to her brain and lung. She tries to remain positive about life, but I know it’s difficult. It appears that her health is beginning to decline. This friend was one of the smartest people I’d ever met, not to mention the fact that she was healthy and active, even after cancer! Now, she has difficulty walking and speaking clearly. Sadly, it seems the doctors are pushing her off on to other doctors, with no real reason of what’s going on. Yes, it is frustrating. I realize that we cannot live in the past, but I would like to have some of those good days back!

While I am watching all of this happen, I am grateful today, for something most of us take for granted… I am grateful that I have the ability to speak and speak clearly.