Something really scary happened to me a couple days ago. It reminded me to always be grateful for what you have. I want to share this story with you.
While playing with my sister, I was running down the hall with my Harry Potter wand, when I fell. My stomach sunk instantly, and fear spread through my body like wildfire on steroids.
For a fraction of a second, a black dot appeared in my vision where the wand hit. My hand flew up to my eye where the wand had hit, and I ran upstairs, not daring to try to look through my eye for fear I couldn’t see through it. My mind filled with hospital cots, beeping monitors, and busy nurses. I don’t know why, but hospitals kinda freak me out.
My parents looked at it and at first were mortified because my hand was covered in blood. When we cleaned it off, we realized it had hit a couple centimeters above my eye, and made a small gash. I breathed a sigh of relief after we found out my eye wasn’t damaged, and my tears finally ceased.
Afterward, I was constantly grateful I could see out of my eye, and that it hadn’t been serious. I encourage all of you to become more mindful of even little things that you’re grateful for. I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal since September 17th, and I find myself becoming more and more aware of how good I have it; that I have (decent) vision, food to eat, a home, a family, and a good school to go to.
So I ask of you, become more grateful of even the little things. You may find yourself much happier in life.