What are you Thankful for?
Today is a day to be thankful for a lot. Most people are thankful for their friends and family and to begin the holiday season with lots of festivities. All great things. However, let’s remember those who are simply thankful for their lives. I have a LOT to be thankful for this year… and looking back at last year, spending Thanksgiving in the hospital hoping and praying for a miracle – everything gets put into perspective. Last year I was thankful for a donor for Harvey, thankful that he was able to leave his room, even if it was in a wheelchair. Thankful that he could have a soda as his dinner because that’s all he could stomach. Thankful that his family got to visit just for a few minutes. Thankful to get to sit next to him and see him smile… not knowing that it would probably be one of the last times…
Thursday, November 25, 2010 10:27 AM, EST
I’ve met some amazing people throughout the last year and one who I think about and check up on from time to time is Wil. Check out his story HERE. I met his Mom, Karen last year while we were both pulling some late night-ers at HUP. We found comfort in each other and even though our stories were completely different, sharing them and relating to one another about life and how it can change in an instant was just a little bit of strength that we needed to get through some of the really hard days.
So when you are sitting around the table this year be thankful for EVERYTHING you have.