Mid-Week Gratitude Break

Today, again, I am reminded of how grateful I am to have my health. That my body, while not perfect, is strong and serves me well. That all of my limbs and organs are in good working order. That my eyes and ears work sufficiently for me to do what I want and need to do everyday. That nothing nasty is attacking me from the inside out.

Yesterday I had three different medical appointments, all routine check-ups, and all is remarkably unremarkable in terms of my health. This is a good thing. I could stand to lose about 20 pounds according to the nifty BMI chart hung above the dreaded scale (okay- maybe closer to 25 pounds – dambed BMI chart. I am working on this), but other than that all seems well.

Today the world lost a brilliant mind. Steve Jobs died at the age of 56. Whether you are an Apple or a PC, I think you would agree that the man was brilliant, maybe even a genius. He was a forward thinker, a visionary unparalleled by few others. He was also a marketing guru – it seemed that almost everything he touched turned to gold. Who doesn’t recognize the Apple logo and can you even walk a block without tripping over someone on an iPhone?  Not where I live.   Truth be told, I am not sure how I every survived without mine (okay – that was a bit dramatic).

I have heard that Steve Jobs was difficult and not very personable, but in my experience, that is true of many intellectually gifted people. It could be because their minds don’t work like the rest of ours and they have little time for “trivial things” like pleasantries. I think they are just hardwired slightly differently than the “normal” people. I suppose this is both a blessing and a curse. Hopefully he was able to take the time to enjoy some of the trivial things that life had to offer in between thinking up the great products that I so enjoy. I am sure he was not “done”. He died way before he should have. He has left quite a legacy.

So, again this week I am reminded of how grateful I am for my health and for the dawning of each new day. I am going to do my best to live a long life, contribute as much as I can and take in as many trivial things as possible along the way. Isn’t that what living a balanced life is all about?

What are you grateful for this week? How do you find your balance in life?