Grateful To Be Alive

I was so moved by something this missionary said on TV.

CNN interviewed him about what it was like to survive the terrorist attacks that took place in Brussels this week.

I can imagine that if I were G-d-forbid wrapped in head-to-toe bandages for any reason - especially after a monstrous, horrific terrorist attack - I would be very, very angry and depressed.

Squirming with claustrophobia, too. Eating myself alive.

But all I heard from the missionary was: "I am just so grateful to G-d." 

And he meant it. I could tell.

It is amazing how some people have so much faith.

Even when logic says that they should feel hopeless.

I feel very small next to a spiritual giant like this. 

All opinions my own. Photo by me.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.