"... all good giving and every perfect gift is from above ..." - James 1:17
When I was whining and moaning about this ache and that pain, I was reminded that these afflictions were given to me by God. This was a gift to me from Him. He chose me to have this ailment. I could argue "why me?", but, "why not me?". Is my neighbor less worthy than me and should have received this "gift" instead of me? Who am I to place myself above my neighbor?
O good and ever-loving God, thank you for this gift of life. Teach me to gratefully accept all things as a gift from You, and to lean on You for your help and comfort when I am tempted to reject Your gift. Amen.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."