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.
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