Spending the larger part of the past month sick, I’ve realized how many things I usually take for granted.
My health, first and foremost. Last week, I could not take a breath without choking and coughing until my head hurt. It sounds bad, and it felt even worse. I found myself lying awake at night thinking, “Why can’t I be healthy again? I just want to be healthy and to go running.”
I’m much better now after medicine and my mother’s care. My Mom- I’m really thankful for her this past week. She’s been taking such good care of me- making me soup, making sure I’m warm, taking me to multiple appointments, even the ER on Saturday. I used to always think that I wanted to leave the city for university, but it was really nice how much she took care of me.
I even appreciate the public health system. I went to a clinic, then a x-ray appointment then the hospital. And I get medicine twice, covered by health insurance. I’m thankful for that.
Additionally, my education. I go to a good school, and all the teachers really care.
These are just the things off the top of my head, there is a very long list I could write, but even though there wasn’t any turkey, I think I savoured what Thanksgiving is all about this year.