Friday, February 3, 2012


I just wanted to take a moment tonight and reflect on all I am thankful for. I thought I had a "rough" week, but really, it wasn't so bad.

I am thankful that within 48 hours of my washing machine breaking down, it was fixed.
I am thankful for friends who come together and step up with support when tragedy strikes another family.
I am thankful for my body that is so resilient and able, that carries me through all my activities and never gives up.

I am thankful for a wonderful little girl who is now healthy, who is the sweetest, kindest little person I know. I am thankful that this evening when I was not feeling well, she came and laid her blanket over me, turned on some soft music, brought me Kleenexes and kissed me on the cheek. She said, "I want to take care of you, just like you take care of me when I am sick." I am so blessed.

I am thankful for my boys, who have grown into young men I can be proud of, who are worth every struggle and tear over the years of their lives. I am thankful that the health issues two of my boys were born with, although very serious, do not hinder them in their daily life at this point. I am so very thankful for the time I spend with them, for the trust they have in me, for the honest relationship I have with them and for the beauty of the love between a mother and son.

I am thankful for more time with my old mini-dog, for vets who took the time to consult without charge and try a drug with him that wasn't a sure thing. I cannot describe the happiness and joy in seeing my little fluff pup light up, wag his tail and pounce around playfully for a few minutes each day instead of having him constantly in distress. Whatever time we have with him, we cherish, and I am so very glad he is not in a state of suffering anymore, yet is still with us, loving us.

I am so very thankful for my superpup, my daily partner and co-pilot wherever I go. She *makes* me stay active, stay patient, and stay grounded. Her big black nose snaps me out of any melancholy moments. She laid her big head on my leg tonight when I was feeling poorly. She snuggled up in my blanket with me. She is unconditional love, no judgement.

And I am very thankful that one day four years ago, I started up this 'little' blog, just to say what I had to say, to keep a record of my weight loss effort. I never dreamed that more than a handful of people would read it. I am so thankful for all the friends I have made here, for your support and kindness. This blog made the difference. This blog made it possible for me to change my life. I am filled with gratitude for that.

I have so much. My heart is full.


Anonymous said...

A thankful heart is always a happy heart at peace.

~New Year,New Me~ said...

Your daughter sounds like such a great girl. I am happy you have so may things to be thankful for.

I am enjoying reading your blog & reading about your journey.

Marilyn said...

And I am so thankful for YOU, Lyn - for your honesty, your steadfast diligence and care, for your excellent writing and spelling that make reading your blog such a pleasure. For your unflagging enthusiasm and openness towards finding the Truth about your body and health, and for sharing that Truth with us all AS IT HAPPENS. Thank you for being here and sharing your journey - and allowing us to share-back with you!

Anonymous said...

:) great post! It's good to look back and see our blessings!

Vanessa Joy said...

Excellent post.

Anonymous said...

THIS was the MOST BEAUTIFUL heart felt piece written by you...I am speaking only for myself but I know there are tons of others that are THANKFUL for your honest and open approach to the day to day struggle of addiction and weight loss..I have said this before but you have helped me to understand so much of myself and my food addiction that I can only say THANK YOU Lyn
Blessings and Love from your very THANKFUL blog follower
Sylmar California

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post, dear Lyn. As some of your readers have indicated, I am grateful for your blog. Reading about your process has made it possible for me to complete my own. I have found peace and I believe I have finally outgrown my addiction to binging.

You will probably never know how many people you have touched in a very meaningful, life altering way. You live your life with such strong ethics, you are patient, kind and gentle, insightful and forgiving.

You are so well grounded and an amazing role model as a human being. This is especially impressive considering some of the difficulties through which you've lived. Life's challenges seem to have brought out the very best in you. Others who have been tested as you have, seem to have turned into bitter, cruel, sarcastic individuals who cannot enjoy their own successes without simultaneously tearing down others .

I am so glad to know that people like you are out there but most of all it makes my heart glad to know the human beings you have raised that are likely to make this world a better place!

With gratitude,

Desert Singer said...

*smile* ♥ Love :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so grateful for your blog. It is always so well written and such a joy every time to read.

Susannah said...

What a lovely post, Lyn. A good reminder for us all to be aware of all the good in our lives.