The things made possible by our simple little hands is astonishing.
In an alternate reality, we could all have stumps or hooks or any number of other less valuable appendages instead. And while I’m sure we’d manage, we’re very lucky for the hands we’ve been dealt.
Because it’s so easy to take it all for granted. To just think, “what’s the big deal? We all have them. We’re supposed to have them.”
But just because you’re ‘supposed’ to have something doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be grateful.
You get to look at life and interpret things whichever way you’d like.
You can be grateful and appreciative for the things you have, or you can be bitter and resentful for the things you don’t.
The reality of it is; it’s a choice.
At any given time you could come up with 100 things you’re grateful for or 100 things that you wish you had.
One of those approaches is going to make you feel positive, appreciative, and grateful.
The other leaves you unsatisfied, longing for more, and perpetually disappointed.
So sure, there’s nothing special about my hands per se, but they enable me to do all sorts of amazing things.
And for that, I’m grateful.