I am grateful for my health. Health is something that I take for granted but I am fortunate to have not experienced any major health issues so far in my life.
I know that my health will not last forever. Old age can be a poor reward for a life well lived but I know that some pain and suffering is inevitable in passing from this life. I trust that when my time comes to face the inevitable suffering that will come with dying that I am able to face it stoically and appreciate the fact that it is the price we pay for the gift of life.
While I can in no way fully appreciate the struggles they face, I admire those who face adversity on a daily basis as the result of disability or chronic illness. Life, while fragile, is also amazingly resilient.