Never lose the thirst for life…

Thursday afternoon on the way home I mentally complained about my stiff knees. Twenty minutes later I drove past 116th and 8th avenue. There was a woman crossing the street on crutches with one leg.
Today I was angry because the repair shop did a crappy job on my car. I was pissed off because I would have to jump back on the phone and start making calls, write complaints and argue ONCE again.
Logged onto my Instagram account…one of my IG friends is on a permanent oxygen machine, she has scleroderma, she needs new lungs.
God has a way of stopping you dead in your tracks to humble you.
Peace be still. I needed that stillness, that reality check.
I am grateful for knees, lungs and the mental capacity to handle whatever is thrown at me.
Grateful for the reminders of how precious life can be.
Never lose the thirst for life.

About The Author

Hope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short but Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.