I had intended to post something each week that I’m thankful for however life has caused me to get sidetracked or rather sidelined. Last week I fractured my ankle, same one I fractured years ago only this time it really hurt. For those of you who know me there is really no story this time just tripped and rolled my ankle. The ankle ordeal has given me a new perspective on thankfulness.
I am thankful that I do not need surgery and in only a week I’m up and walking with that funky boot. It was rough being stuck in bed or on the couch for a few days.
I am thankful that The Big Guy is patient and taking care of me. He really has been a big help and has kept me laughing. Last weekend our trip to the immediate care clinic was a source of amusement.
I am thankful for a friend who brought us a meal. Normally, I have no problem putting a decent meal together but this week a PBJ sandwich has been a stress.
I am thankful for a friend from church who helped me out Monday and Tuesday when I was still non-ambulatory. For someone who is usually independent needing help this week has been a humbling experience.
I am thankful for family and friends who prayed for a quick recovery. I didn’t have a miraculous instantaneous healing but things could have been much worse. I think that sometimes it is too easy to focus on the big attention getting miraculous and forget that there might be a lesson in things like a broken ankle.
…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:18 NIV