I'm thinking of this now because my friend, Andrea, has broken her leg and doesn't have that freedom right now. It's making her crazy that she has to rely on other people to help her with the smallest of tasks. She has an army of friends happy to help, of course, but it doesn't change how she feels about it.
Today, I'm thankful for my own independence. I'm grateful that I am free to move about when and how I choose.
Feel better, Andrea. This won't last forever.