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A few years ago I wrote  a Thanksgiving post which listed the ten things that I was thankful for at the time.  Reading back over it, it is comforting to see that most of the things I was thankful for back then ate still the things for which I am most profoundly thankful. But reading the first point sent a little shiver down my spine:

“Every morning I open my eyes, swing my legs out of bed, stand up and walk to the bathroom without having to think about or doubt the possibility of any part of that process. And every morning I am thankful, because thousands of people can’t do this.”

Because you see, for a large chunk of this year, I was not able to swing my legs carelessly out of bed and walk anywhere, because broken femurs do not take kindly to being casually swung out of bed at all.

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