Things I’m Thankful For

So far, this month has been kinda rough. But it’s also been sprinkled generously throughout with beauty, encouragement, and hope.

A random card of encouragement from my mom. ❤

People from my church praying over me last Sunday.

Uplifting, gorgeous music on my phone that helps me renew my mind.

And the ability to restore my perspective a bit, appreciate what I’ve been given, and recognize that things will work out as they’re meant to. Whatever was meant to be is the best outcome.

This doesn’t mean the pain is gone. But it’s no longer the brutally crushing force it once was.

Every ounce of suffering has been matched with at least as much – if not more – hope, perspective, and the opportunity for learning.

For my own therapeutic benefit, I’m going to take a moment to list some things I’m grateful for, because this practice tends to improve my state of mind. 🙂 Hopefully you may find it encouraging in some way as well. ❤

Some of the Blessings in My Life Right Now

Having taxes behind me.

Inspiriting music that I can listen to practically anytime.

The ability to cry again.

Having a safe home and healthy food to eat. If I didn’t have the support of my family, I’d probably be homeless right now due to physical issues that make steady, intense work schedules in most environments outside the home too harsh for my system. I would probably be living on the streets or at a shelter, and eating even less than I do currently with dietary restrictions.

My kind, patient, intelligent, and wise friends, from whom I’ve learned and continue to learn so much.

I know this can be a rough season for many of you, and often it can be challenging to recognize anything good when heavy clouds and fog are surrounding you. But if you’re interested in participating, I’d love to hear about some of the blessings in your lives. 🙂

Hugs ❤


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