Thankful for being alive

Some days, you just feel thankful for being alive. Today is one of those days.

The difference between being alive and not is so great that anything you add on top of being alive is small in comparison. Being alive and able to feel, think, and move, is like the cake. All that you do on top, like the people you meet and the goals you achieve, are simply the cherries on the cake. The cake is the 99%, the cherries are the 1%.

The cherries sometimes come, and sometimes they go.

Remembering how fortunate you are to, even if for this short period of time, have the cake feels great.

Also published on Medium.