Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #103

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Today I am thankful for a sound mind. Most days I do not give much thought to the fact that, for the most part, I consistently think clearly, am in control of my thoughts, know who I am, and am soundly and solidly functional mentally, physically, emotionally, etc.

And I admit that this blessing is something that I have taken for granted at times. Yet, it is something of which I am keenly aware, especially when I am reminded of how many people in this country, and in this world, suffer from mental disorders. I think of the challenges that they face, the fight that they are engaged in on a daily basis. I think of the way that they are often mistreated by members of society, and all because of conditions over which those dealing with mental disorders have no control.

It touches my heart to think about the challenges that they face, and it reminds me of the fact that I should always be grateful for the sound mind with which God has blessed me. There are plenty of people in this world who pray for a sound mind, and for whom the receipt of which is their heart’s desire.

So when I am tempted to complain about having to make decisions, think in an in depth fashion in order to complete some assignment, or deal with the numerous thoughts that cross my mind, I will forever be reminded of the fact that there are many people in this world who would gladly trade places with me, welcoming the opportunity to make sound decisions, think in a concerted fashion, and effectively deal with the thoughts that cross their mind. I think of this and I am filled with empathy and gratitude. What about you? #lovebythedrop

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