Don’t send it back unopened.
I saw that quote today and started thinking about it. I’ve complained a bit lately about illness – and yes, I’ve finally caught what my children had – but you know, it is what it is. This is what families do, and really, aside from the annoyance of a cough and the sniffles, I’m really not unhappy.
I wish I could make it better for them while they are sick, and I gladly would take the illnesses myself, but of course, in the long run, that really wouldn’t help them or their bodies. We have to go through trials, illnesses, and struggles of various kinds. And I can teach my children how to face these things calmly and with acceptance, rather than fighting it and complaining…so, I will move on now.
As for the quote, it made me realize that there is something in every day to be grateful for, to appreciate, to enjoy, if we only look for it. Even when I have bronchitis (which is fairly often), there is something to enjoy – even if it is just getting some much-needed rest. I hope that I will stop and look at my days, even when they are filled with illness, cleaning, work, struggle or whatever else. I hope that I can pass that on to my children as well.