Things I am Grateful & Thankful For
Waking to a New Day
Too often we take life for granted so I'm taking a moment to write down what I'm thankful and grateful for. At 50 years old I've seen a lot of life and my value system has changed. Illness, death and all the curve balls life throws at us can help us grow or beat us down.
My curve balls have helped me live one day at a time, knowing that if I wake up, I am meant to be here contributing to life in whatever way I can for one more day.
I am thankful to be surrounded by so much love and grateful I have learned to write so I can share my life experiences or make room inside myself to take on more challenges.
My Top 10 Gratitude List
10) the clean, plentiful cold and hot water we have access to, as well as the fresh local food; I am grateful for the fruits of the land and the labor of our local farmers.
9) the accessibility of our transportation system; taking the bus in a three wheel scooter for months now and it has given me unbelievable freedom. The BC Transit drivers are kind and very patient, it makes it not so embarrassing to ride the bus with mobility issues.
8) the pool, exercise facilities and staff at the Esquimalt Recreation Center, I appreciate the gear and the warm pool! Everyone there is so ready and willing to help, it's a great community center.
7) the knowledge and care of the people giving me pool therapy rehabilitation treatment and physio therapy fromLifemark, they are giving me back my legs and the rest of my body. They are patient and have a good sense of humor, which I appreciate on bad days.
6) the outstanding care I have received over and over again from the doctors and nurses working out of the Victoria General Hospital, the Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Westside Integrated Health Clinic in Victoria, BC, Canada. If we lived in the USA we would have gone bankrupt. If we lived in Ontario I might be dead. I am truly grateful for the health care system in BC, Canada and for the quality of care I received and continue to receive.
The Gratitude Dance, Do It!
5) having parents, that even though they are sick themselves and 80 years old, stayed and cared for my family for 4 months when I took ill, I don't know what we would have done without them, they reminded us what family means.
4) our friends who have stood by and been the support we have needed to get through, without needing to know details. Our girl has been well taken care of and I am so grateful for the loving friends we are surrounded by.
3) my young daughter and her ability to stand by me being admitted into the hospital in the middle of the night over and over again, and still crawling into bed with me every night and every morning when I'm home, she is my reason d'etre.
2) my husband whose world has changed beyond recognition and who hasn't complained once. His workload has tripled and he is there to help me constantly. He is supportive of my healing process and has encouraged me to try new things that which has been amazingly good for me. I would not be writing if it wasn't for him. He is my world and I'm excited about our future together!
1) my spiritual awareness and peacefulness, for my angels and God, for my ability to love and accept and for my ability look for new life opportunities everyday that I wake up.
an amazing reality check
Do you take time in your day to acknowledge what you are thankful for in your life?
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