At 0900 the reminder on my iPhone told me it was Thankful Thursday. Again? I really must find a way of slowing time down. So much to do and so little time in which to do it. How many times have I said that?
I spent quite a lot of time today thinking about what to post because I have so much for which to be thankful. Indeed the list is endless.
Today, however, I have decided to be thankful for sleep. Whilst I was staying at a friend's in Tauranga over the last weekend I slept the sleep of the just or the dead or whichever saying you use. I slept well. I slept without nightmares. I always have when I have stayed there. Many I know do not sleep well in a strange bed but I think that sometimes one can have an affinity with a house and I have one with that house.
All my life I have been blessed with the ability to sleep soundly and most of my life I never needed much sleep - 5 hours was my usual. As we get older convention has it that we need less sleep. I sleep longer than I used to do. I rarely go to bed before midnight but I am asleep within minutes and I often sleep for 6, and sometimes 7, unbroken hours. I very rarely wake in the night (the occasional natural comfort break excepted and then I'm usually fast asleep within a minute of replacing my head on the pillow). I'll skip talking about the nightmares.
So today I am thankful for the gift of sleep: long, deep, unbroken sleep. I wish it for you too.