I wake up every morning and the first words that come to mind are “thank you”. The phrase is directed at no object or individual, but rather unto the world around me. No matter what challenges the universe may be creating, this simple expression of gratitude allows me an opportunity to start the day positively.
This habit began after a string of events in 2017. After experiencing various health ailments, I found myself hospitalized for four days. The diagnosis was diabetes and my life was about to change forever. I was bewildered by this news and my lack of health insurance only created a sense of fear that I would succumb to the disease much quicker than most.