52 Lists: List the things you're grateful for
I thought I'd do this one a little bit differently because although there's a whole host of things I am grateful for but the one that burst into my mind the first time I saw the topic was my health.
My health hasn't always been great. I haven't always been able to run and jump. I haven't always known I could do everything I ever wanted to. When I was very little I had very life threatening Meningitis. After what I imagine were a very scary couple of weeks for my parents I did respond to the treatment. I am now just left with some scarring but it remind me everyday of how things could have been so much different. It makes me very grateful to be here and prompts me to enjoy every single second!
Also when I was born I had a club foot which means me foot curled inwards rather than just nice and straight. I had several operations when I was little. I have had it in plaster, had to learn to walk again and even at the age of 4 had a zimmer frame. When I was at school I was very uncoordinated and I still run like a complete muppet. However over the years I have got really into sports, even representing my county at cricket. For someone that was told I may never walk or, in the worst moments, pull through I am so proud of myself.
I now teach sports and dance to primary school children. I wear a splint on one of my legs to stop my ankle moving so it doesn't cause me too much pain. But neither of these things matter because the message I want to give both the children I teach and you is that whatever it is you want to do, you can do it. Hard work pays off. If you want some thing really put your mind to it and you will get there.
What are you grateful for?
Check out Emma's post here