Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm Grateful

I have a terrible toothache. It started yesterday and my dentist isn’t in on Fridays. Now it is Saturday and of course he still isn’t in, but bless his heart,yesterday he answered my call on his way to run a marathon and told me what to do to make it through until he returns.

But all this has made me think about our ancestors. How many died because of a tooth infection? How many suffered excruciating pain without being able to call a dentist and get help? We are so blessed and, I for one, take those blessings too much for granted. Besides being a phone call away, I’ve got antibiotics and pain killers. A toothache is no longer a life-threatening ailment. So while I wait for the marathon to be over, I am going to be grateful instead of complaining.

I am so blessed!


runningfan said...

Sorry about your toothache! I just had a treacherous pregnancy and thought often that someone with my condition even 50 years ago would probably have died. I'm so grateful to live today.

I've also been meaning to tell you that I've applied your strategy for teaching piano lessons (from your motherhood book) and it's working beautifully with my two sons. It's a miracle!

Wendi said...

Well, that's a good attitude! I hope he is able to fix your tooth before the weekend is over. :)

Anonymous said...

We are so blessed to live in this time, but it is till easy to fall into complaining or wishful thinking when we are miserable. Thanks for reminding us that even on our worst days, our quality of life is so much more than our ancestors ever thought possible. I hope you will also soon be feeling blessed to have that tooth taken care, a toothache still does take it's toll on us. Here's to a better week ahead.

GmaMills said...

So true!