Friday, December 3, 2010

On Gratitude

Well, I just finished up a months worth of posts on my blog about things I'm grateful for.
It was a great exercise for me. It helped me think outside the box a little bit, to come up with more than the usual things I normally think of.

I'm so grateful for this body of mine.

Some days I despise it and all it's flaws, but it really is a wonderful miracle. Imagine. Your heart beats 60+ times a minute. What a muscle! Can you imagine clenching and unclenching your fist  sixty times a minute, all day long? I think my hand would get a little tired after the first two or three minutes. But your heart does it every second of every day, for about 70 years! Incredible.
And don't even get me started on the brain. What an impossibly amazing machine is my body!
I am grateful for this temple of mine. And I'm SO grateful for the wonderful Creator who made me.
That's the other thing. When you really look closely at how fantastic we all are, to me it just testifies that there is a supreme being who makes it all possible.

Have a splendid weekend everyone!


  1. Mikki, you are so right on! I think how quickly things break, but the human body lasts for such a long time. We are each a miracle.

  2. Oooh I have always been amazed with my heart, but clenching and unclenching my fist for a minute really puts it in perspective. It is amazing all the things we tend to take for granted. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Couldn't have said it better, I'm grateful that you wrote this post so I didn't have to. I'm grateful for my body too, it's served me well over the years despite it's flaws which are less than many others.