Knowing What We’ve Got

Being sick while on vacation has put me in a philosophical mood.  Yesterday I reflected on the labyrinth.

Today I was well enough to fully appreciate an easy jog on a cactus-lined trail.  My senses were heightened as I savored every minute of my normally routine and bland morning exercise.    The old adage “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” kept repeating in my formerly stuffed head.


Then I started branching my thoughts and thinking of other things I have taken for granted and don’t appreciate enough.

Things like Integrity.

Honesty. Liberty.  Respect.

Things like Health, Happiness and Serenity.

Priceless things like Gratitude, Friendship and Honor.

I take none of the things for granted and cherish them more each day.   It’s amazing what a clear head in the desert can do for you!

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One thought on “Knowing What We’ve Got

  1. It’s an irony that a sand desert reflected those thoughts on your mind, while for me, similar thoughts were triggered by a desert of people here in India. Hope you are doing well, Brenda!

    Btw, this line should be carved in gold – “Priceless things like Gratitude, Friendship and Honor.” For sure all of them are priceless!

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