Oh God yes Lila that's so true. When I went through a particularly hard time a couple of years ago this really hit home to me. It made me see exactly what is important in life and more importantly what isn't. I felt like I was purely in survival mode each day and it filtered everything out that I didn't need to actually get through each one.
I'm glad to say that an element of that stayed with me, so I guess it was a valuable lesson.
Don't laugh because it sounds mad but this morning when I took my boy for a stroll at 06.30 I was being thankful for having my sight, my mobility and my health at that point. The icing on the cake was being in the park with nobody else around us with the sun just starting to make a beautiful day.