At the end of the year, the famous writer sat down at his desk and wrote:
Last year I had a gallbladder removal surgery and had be on bed rest for months. I also reached the age of 60 and had to leave my job at the major publishing house that I have worked for for 30 years. My father passsed away, and my son failed his medical school exams because he couldn’t study for months due to the car accident he had. Oh what a bad year it was!!
His wife walked into the office and noticed how upset he was, she came close to him and read what he wrote and left quietly.
Few minutes later she came back with a piece of paper and gently placed it next to the one he wrote…
The writer started reading:
Last year you finally got rid of your gallbladder pains that kept torturing you for years. You turned 60 in full health and will now have the time to be a free lance writer especially that you have signed two book deals. Your father lived a happy 85 years and passed away peacefully, and your son survived a fatal car accident. Oh what a good year it was!
Let’s all take a moment and reflect on how good our lives are. Look at the bright side of your life and be grateful.
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder