I've been thrilled and challenged by the number of times that the words of Epicurus below have shown up in my world in the past week.
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
These words have been both inspiring and annoying at the same time in the past week, 3 days of which I spent in hospital, for the first day in agony, the second being tested for all manner of things, and the third almost pain free and sent home to recover from the so-called episode.
I did a lot of reflecting when the pain was under control and all I could do was sit still or lie down.
Being grateful for my life, loved ones, and the remarkable people I get to work with was where I settled.
It's a remarkable place to just sit or lie in is gratitude.