~:[CH6 - Day 198]:~ The Last Meal
There's always something special about the last meal you before you leave for a trip. It's not about how special the food may be, even if it is amazing; it's about the love and care connected to that meal that makes it special. In life, you never know when your meal could be your last and while I plan to eat plenty more, I will appreciate this meal wholeheartedly and be thankful to be blessed to have such a well-balanced meal. Whether we see it or not, we are truly blessed. I thought about that today. As I prepped for my trip, I began to think how lucky I am to have the opportunities that I have from a home-cooked meal to a roof over my head. I don't have to think about what I am going to eat tomorrow, which is why, even more so, I must not complain about what I do not have, but rather be thankful for all that I do. As I traveled to Pasadena and over to Huntington Beach, the traffic was bad, I was tired and hungry, but all that disappeared when I sat down to eat this meal. As tomorrow I will venture off and be disconnected from the world for a few days, I will be grateful and thankful for the blessings of the day. As while in traffic, I was thankful that I had a car to drive and gas in the tank; when I was hungry, I was thankful that soon I would have the opportunity to eat, and when I was tired, I knew I had a place to go. Let's all make an effort to not complain about all that "troubles" us, but rather appreciate the fact that it is a worry in the first place. Let's appreciate each day as if it there is no tomorrow and savor each meal as if it is our last. To my friends and family, I love you so much and while tomorrow is a new day, I will not wait until then to be grateful for the goodness that you all provide to my life; filling my heart and soul with an outpouring of love that I will appreciate for every day of my life.