Grateful 365 Day Fifty

It’s funny how the human brain associates things to events. It is the reason we wear wedding rings, why we keep the pocketwatch our grandfather once owned, the thought behind bronzing baby shoes and such. It is a part of how God created us and it allows us to be connected to important events in our lives.

My Grateful photo for today is of one of those “things” that is forever connected to an event in my life that I will never forget. I’ve considered selling the bag because I don’t use it very often and I could probably get a few bucks for it on eBay. But every time I’ve  considered selling it I remember the event to which the bag is forever tied in my mind and I find myself hanging on to it.

So what is this event? In June 2010 I got lost in New” Zealand and got as close to death as I ever want to. Looking back, it is easy for me to think that it really wasn’t as bad as all that, but then I remember how it felt to be cold, wet, lost and alone in the dark. I remember the clothes I was wearing, down to the socks and underwear.  I remember what was in my bag and what it was like to using it as a rain shield.

So why am I Grateful? Because I am alive and am reminded often of the lessons (both physical and spiritual) I learned through the experience.


Taken with Droid phone.

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