This morning after my ride with the St. Kilda Cycling Club ladies I was driving along the beach and thinking about how grateful I was for my life. This was brought home to me this afternoon when after sending a message to a number of girlfriends I received a reply from one of them that her husband had a heart attack Monday evening. He is the same age as me!
They were very lucky that he had warning signs and heeded them as he had quite a blockage and has since had surgery with more to come in the next couple of weeks.
It made me realise that we need to be grateful and live our life to the best we can every single day of the year. One of the lessons I learnt when I was diagnosed with MS was to ‘Love the journey and not the destination because today is not a dress rehearsal; today s the only guarantee you get.’
Luckily for my friend, although he will undoubtedly have a long road to recovery, he is alive and listened to his body and the symptoms. I think it is really important to really appreciate each and every day we have on this earth and each night think of something we were grateful for that day.
‘The beauty of life is in the living of it. And the living of life is now.’~ Ralph Marston