I think we all take our health and mobility for granted. It’s not until we suffer an injury or maybe have to care for a loved one who may suddenly become ill that we realise how much our life and freedom relies on being fit and healthy.
I often write about the affects a stroke has both physically and emotionally and how the loss of use of a limb whether temporary or permanent is in some ways like a mini bereavement.
Sometimes the simplest of injuries can render us incapable of achieving everyday simple tasks and as frustrating as that can be we must spare a thought for those people who are coping with incredible challenges every day all their lives.
Yesterday I went to to see the film ‘Me before you’ it is a beautiful film which really does make one think just how we do take our lives and abilities for granted. It also bravely and sensitively dealt with the right to choose to die. There wasn’t a dry eye in the cinema.
In life it really is about living our life a day at a time and making it count by being the best we can. Moreover trying not to take anything for granted.