I like to read other people's blogs. In fact most of the people's blogs I read I don't even really know them personally. That may seem strange but I think a lot of people do this. I have found myself reading a lot of blogs written by parents with special needs. One of the blogs I have been reading on a regular basis is about a girl with down syndrome who was battling leukimia for the third time. Today she passed away. I don't know her or her family but it made me stop and think.
All day today I was annoyed about money, finding an apt., being fat, finding a reunion dress, going to my 10 year reunion, having a fever blister, packing up my current apt., moving, finishing my gt class and having to move classrooms. What's really crazy is that after reading this blog I realize that I need to appreciate all of these things. I'm healthy and happy. I have a job. I have friends and family who are healthy and happy. I have a house and a car. I have food and health insurance. This family that lost their daughter/sister/cousin/ aunt had to deal with her illness for so long and now they have to grieve her death and here I am mad because things aren't going how I think they should.
This made me realize that I need to do a better job of appreciating the blessings in my life. I also need to take a minute and remember to live. Life is not about the finish line it's about the race. It's funny that someone I don't know and will never meet gave me this reminder but it just reiterates what a special girl she must have been.