I felt like I was getting so wrapped up in stress, anxiety, and negativity that I was forgetting how many beautiful, good things are a part of my life. In order to regain some perspective, before bed every night, I started writing down a few things that I felt thankful for that day.
Sometimes, the things are silly and small. Other times they are more profound and require more of an explanation, but they help me to see that in spite of all the not-so-good things that have gone on or continue to go on, there are so many good things to counter them.
I read an expression recently that I love :
Want to live a great, full life? Simple : Be grateful.
Last week, I asked Weston if he wanted to join in and he and I started texting each other before we sleep, saying one thing that we're thankful for. I find it even more rewarding to bounce positivity off of another person, as opposed to keeping all my gratitude in my notebook.
That said, I think that every once in a while, I'd like to share some of my thanks here with you as well! And I'd love to hear what you're thankful for too, if you'd be willing to share!
This week, I'm grateful for...
my tiny, easy-to-park car.
a friendship with my brother.
good nights of worship.
a soft bed to fall onto at the end of the day.
living within driving distance of weston.
kisses from toby.
an opportunity to share about endo!
yoga and encouraging instructors.
And most especially...
I'm thankful to have gone three weeks without any heavy painkillers!
Perhaps I've finally found a combination of things that work for monitoring my pain, but between the naturopathic vitamins, drops, and diet.. and the hormones and pills from my surgeon... it just seems really promising this time and I'm so excited that soon, maybe I will stop having to live in fear of when the pain will come back. Fingers crossed, prayers said, and knocked on wood! :)
What are you thankful for this week, friends?