in one of my writing classes somewhere along the way in school, I learned that in order to get an audience to read your writing, you've got to hook them with your first line or you're likely to lose them. in this case, the title of the post.
to elaborate, with age I've become quite an emotional person. I've always been super sentimental, but recently, any sentiment at all draws tears. I can't explain it other than to say, I'm becoming my mother.
there have recently been a few videos circulating that have really hit me.
this one I saw a week or so ago;
this one I saw today;
and both of them, obviously, struck a chord. they got me thinking. I have so much to be thankful for. these kids are sick, living in a hospital and still happy. they're fighters and they're inspirational and I need to CHECK myself.
I saw a saying recently that read;
I'm in the process of changing my lifestyle on multiple levels and no matter how bad I WANT for something, I'm trying to remind myself that I already HAVE so much. so, so, so much to be thankful for.