The other day I wrote how I’ve been feeling kind of down lately. It definitely helped to get it out onto paper (or in this case, the screen.) I also decided to write down a list of things that I was thankful for, as I figured that would make me realize how good things really are. You know, look at the glass as hall full, not half empty. So here is what I came up with, and it’s not in a particular order of importance.
- my animals and their good health
- a roof over my head
- a job that pays my bills (barely, but I do live frugally)
- warm clothes
- warm bed to sleep on
- my car runs reliably
- neighbors who look out for me
- my family is in good health (relatively, anyway)
- my best friend, Sarita
- my writing ability
- the full tank of gas that was in my car at the time
- I have friends that care about me
- I can choose where I want to be next year
- I can walk and breathe fresh air.
In addition to all of this, I had a really good conversation earlier this week with someone who has offered to mentor me with my writing. Out of the goodness of her heart. I’ve had people come out of the blue, just from reading my blog, offering to help me, in various ways. I can’t tell you how much that means to me.
Thank you so much to everyone who read my last post and responded and offered support and encouragement. It helped a ton. Even though I’ve talked about depression and other things on this blog, I was still very afraid to write that post. There is still always this stigma about it. But it always helps me to write about it and get it out. Cathartic, in a way. And also, I got more back into my gym routine this week and it helped. One of the regular ladies there in the mornings reads my blog and we had a good talk.
It’s important to always be thankful, isn’t it?
Thank you for reading, as always.
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