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Mark Reid, MD @medicalaxioms
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Daily Prayer of Gratitude

I’m thankful I: (leave off any you haven’t done)
- was born alive
- was cared for and cared for someone (or animal)
- loved and was loved
- made some friends
- learned and grew
- found purpose
- experienced joy
- helped someone who needed it
This is my #bucketlist. I finished it first at about age 5. By 18, I’d done most a few times or more. The last 30+ years have been more and more of the same. Wealth on top of luxury. A miracle of good fortune for which I am grateful and appreciative.
So when it comes to the end of my life, I’m not so desperate for another hour or day. Bring me friends and dog and pie! I already finished what I set out to do with a little planning, contemplation, and review along the way.
I don’t plan on wasting my remaining days. If it was with doing last year, it’s worth doing again. Learning and growing never stop being fun. More dogs and kids are always welcome!

It’s all extra. All above the minimum of what anyone deserves to enjoy in this life.
Before you ask, “Thank who?” I’ll tell you I don’t know. Sadly I don’t have a pushpin god that I can show you on a map. The recipient of my prayers doesn’t have a name, a symbol, a book or a house. I think it’s for tax purposes.
Works the same as any of the other ones. I announce my appreciation for my good fortune, decrease the fantasy that I deserve it or did it all myself. Increase my humility and gratitude. Thus I suffer less from my own many defects of character.
This is why, in summary, I’ll be eating pie with my loves and friends and doggie when the end is zooming in. I’ll also engage in any other unhealthy vices I may dream up and I won’t be interested in hearing from you about it, Dr./ Mrs./ Mr. Healthcare Worker.
(Surely some replies to this thread will may point out my miraculous luck. How of course I should be grateful. No hard feelings for that emotion. Just know some have had better luck than me and appreciated it less. I can only tell you for what I have experienced, I am grateful.)
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