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OBG®'s WOW! Gratitude

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I have a pretty active imagination so when someone I love had surgery yesterday, I started imagining my life without him.  As you can imagine, that got me pretty upset - not to mention that being in the very same hospital I had been in previously brought back much of the trauma I experienced seven years ago when I got sick out of nowhere and spent 30 days in the hospital.  That was nothing nice.  It was a pretty emotional day yesterday.

So here we are 24 hours later and everything is good.  And I am grateful for that.  My loved one is snoring peacefully (if there IS such a thing) and I am alive to hear him.

So it makes sense that Gratitude - that feeling of being thankful - is OBG®'s WOW (Word of the Week) this week.  In addition to a call from a longtime friend that encouraged me to leave the hospital to get a cup of tea, I am extremely grateful for the 70+ comments I received on my Facebook Wall from many people that I've never even met lending me their prayers and good thoughts throughout the day.  It really made a difference and I believe that is what humanity is all about.  Thank you.  =)

What are you grateful for?

OBG®'s Word of the Week (WOW) post is a mini-homage to my mom who taught me new words by using flashcards at the dinner table and made mealtime fun.  Today's post is a bit on the personal side but I believe it ties in to one of the tenets of this blog, and that is the celebration of humanity.  You might not necessarily learn a new word today, but perhaps it will give you something to consider nevertheless.  Word.


April D. Thompson on: March 7, 2012 at 8:01 AM said...

So glad to hear all is well! Had you and your husband in my prayers!

Unknown on: March 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM said...

Thanks, April! =)

Try Anything Once Terri on: March 7, 2012 at 8:53 AM said...

I'm glad to hear that he is okay!! Prayers and good vibes are powerful things. :)

Aqueelah on: March 7, 2012 at 8:57 PM said...

Truly your faith and the faith of those of us who responded proved a valid point...prayer is quite powerful. So happy for you. You ask what am I grateful for: my family and friends.


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