Spring's Thanksgivings

I give thanks, am grateful for, my therapist and his colleague therapist.

I am thankful that I no longer have to subsist on Ramen noodles and McD's employee meals.

I'm grateful that Dad taught me to recognize some common wild foods such as lambs quarters and chickweed.

I'm thankful that I no longer tear my bed apart in my sleep.

I'm grateful that Dad and I had 13 wonderful years together after Mom passed away.
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  • SpringRyding
    edited August 2018
    I'm grateful that I'm able to step onto a chair to adjust the bulb in the dining ceiling light fixture.  "And there was light!"  I'm grateful for the exercise this gives me as I do this 3 - 10x a day.

    I'm grateful that I can walk up stairs and be able to carry things while doing so.

    I'm grateful for the WoW community that helped me locate an inexpensive folding table I can use for food prep. I should be getting it soon.  Looking forward to no longer balancing the cutting board on the kitchen sink or on the stove.

    I'm grateful that my boss has loaned me one of his cars for nearly a year now.

    I'm grateful that I no longer have a long-dead squirrel on the floor of the back room.

    I'm grateful that my bicep long head tendon has a partial tear rather than a complete tear and that everything else in the shoulder is fine.

    I'm grateful that nearly all the holes in my teeth are now either filled or extracted.

    I'm grateful that I can now see parts of the floor I haven't seen in over 10 years.

    I'm grateful to my friend Christine who was with Dad when he passed away 5 minutes after I left him and who told the nurses to let her tell me.  This was 6 years ago tomorrow.

    I'm grateful to my friend Christine who let me know bone deep that I'll never have to live on the street.

    I'm grateful to my friends Mike and Chris who took Dad in for a week so I could get some much needed down time.

    I'm grateful to my friends Mike and Chris who took me into their home for a while after Dad passed away.
  • I'm grateful that I can bathe at the YMCA

    I'm grateful for my two garden plots

    I'm grateful that I can stoop/bend to do weeding and not be in pain.

    I'm grateful that I can keep my balance when a weed root suddenly comes out.

    I'm grateful my shoulder doesn't hurt after 1.5 hours of weeding.

    I'm grateful that the bumps and scabs on my scalp are gone.

    I'm grateful that my water heater works enough that I can fill the sink basin to wash dishes

    I'm grateful that my dehumidifier decided to work again
  • Friday's Thankgivings:

    I'm grateful that my client enjoyed helping make cookies.

    I'm grateful that my client enjoyed eating those cookies.

    I'm grateful that I don't have to stay awake all night at work.

    I'm grateful that I had some clean pants to put on that more or less fit.

    I'm grateful that there were vegetables at the bank for customer appreciation day.

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    Saturday:

    I'm grateful that we had some rain.

    I'm grateful that the sun is poking its nose out.

    I'm grateful that I can take a nap.

    I'm grateful that I got a cauliflower for $.99.

    I'm grateful that I got the last container of sheep's yogurt on sale.

    I'm grateful that there's now a Fresh Thyme on the east side of town near where I work.

    I'm grateful that I don't have the runs today.
  • I'm grateful I can listen and view the videos on a computer at the library.

    I'm grateful that the sun is shining.

    I'm grateful that most of my laundry is done.

    I'm grateful I have today and tomorrow off.
  • SpringRyding
    edited September 2018
    I'm grateful for my new food prep. table. \o/

    I'm grateful I found the plunger/tamper for my Vitamix

    I'm grateful for my Swiss Diamond cookware

    I'm grateful for the coaching call I had today with Paul :)

    I'm grateful that I got 7.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep last night. :)
  • I'm grateful for the boneless English steak I got significantly marked down.

    I'm grateful for the 93% lean ground beef I got significantly marked down.

    I'm grateful for all the veggies in the fridge

    I'm grateful that the nurse arrived at my client's home so quickly

    I'm grateful that I can cook at low temps. on my stove.

    I'm grateful that I have the day off tomorrow.
  • I'm grateful that my dryer works

    I'm grateful that the freezer above the fridge. is defrosted and cleaned out

    I'm grateful that I was able to get my grocery shopping done

    I'm grateful that my stomach isn't complaining at me saying, "Feed me!"

    I'm grateful that most of my clothes are clean

    I'm grateful for my spin dryer
  • I'm grateful that the weather stripping seems to have stopped the air leaks in my freezer.

    I'm grateful that there was cabbage stew in the freezer.

    I'm grateful that there was a spaghetti squash on sale.

    I'm grateful that I got my PT exercises in
  • I'm grateful for the decreased humidity and cooler temperatures

    I'm grateful for the rain

    I'm grateful I got nearly 7.5 hours of sleep last night

    I'm grateful for the down time today

    I'm grateful that I was able to get sheep's yogurt at the food co-op near work.
  • I'm grateful for flannel pajamas

    I'm grateful for all my stuffed animals

    I'm grateful that I slept for 6 hours after I got home this evening

    I'm grateful I have the day off tomorrow

    I'm grateful for my large cooler
  • SpringRyding
    edited September 2018
    I give thanks for the already cooked turkey and veggies in the fridge.

    I'm grateful I managed to get to PT on time.

    I'm grateful that I got my food cupboard more or less cleaned out.

    I'm grateful I got to soak in the hot tub tonight.

    I'm grateful for all the sleep I got yesterday and last night.
  • I'm grateful I have the day off tomorrow.

    I'm grateful my shoulder doesn't ache and hurt any worse after yesterday's PT session.

    I'm grateful for all the little step stools Dad made.

    I'm grateful I have a nice warm bed to crawl into.
  • In thanksgiving for sunshine.

    I'm grateful that I'm not completely exhausted.

    I'm grateful that I'm starting to see my dining room floor.

    I'm grateful that my major housecleaning push is nearing an end.  The rest can be done at a more leisurely pace.
  • I'm grateful the sun is shining.

    I'm grateful I had some clean pants to put on, though they are threatening to fall off.

    I'm grateful my client enjoyed her lunch.

    I'm grateful I found a book at the library to read a bit of tonight. (I left the one I've been reading at home).

    I'm grateful for my boss's dog.
  • @SpringRyding, sorry for being MIA for a few days. IT sounds like you have made wonderful progress with you big clean push. Fabulous!
  • That's okay @CindyMcLaughlin. Good to 'see' you.

    I'm grateful for the delicious long nap I just had. :)

    I'm grateful for a nice, comfy bed.

    I'm grateful I got to sleep a bit longer this morning

    I'm grateful for the turkey and veggies I had already prepared
  • Prepared food and a nice comfy bed with time for a good sleep sounds like a little slice of heaven on earth.  I am finally back to getting 9 hours more consistently. This is my golden number to feel rested. Hopefully you will find your own Golden number soon.
  • I'm grateful for the lovely weather we had today

    I'm grateful for the Taize service held this evening

    I'm grateful for friends
  • I'm grateful for the post office just a mile down the road.  Saved me a trip into town.  I'd not been to that one before.

    I'm grateful for the hot tub at the Y.

    I'm grateful there's food in the house.
  • Today, still Sept. 18 in my brain, I'm grateful for the packages of bottom round steak and sirloin tip steak at greatly reduced prices.

    I'm grateful I have tomorrow off.

    I'm grateful I have more floor clear.

    I'm grateful that my shoulder is getting better.
  • I'm grateful I got to swim and soak in the hot tub.

    I'm grateful for the nap I stole this evening instead of hosting garden leader hours.

    I'm grateful for my friend Kris.

    I'm grateful I have homemade spaghetti squash.
  • I'm grateful that I can actually sweep sections of the floor.

    I'm grateful that I don't have to heat my house yet.

    I'm grateful for a new blossoming friendship.
  • In thanksgiving for the lovely weather we had today.

    In thanksgiving that I essentially had the day off today.

    I'm grateful I have tomorrow off.

    I'm grateful I got to relax in the sun.

    In thanksgiving for the glorious choral evensong this evening.

    I'm grateful I got to finish my story book.

    I'm grateful that my stress levels have gone down from what they were the past few days.
  • In thanksgiving for a lovely, gently rainy day.

    I'm grateful for the soak in the hot tub at the Y and the lovely shower I had there.

    I'm grateful for a good PT session and a good session with the chiropractor.

    I'm grateful I got more floor space cleared today.
  • I'm grateful for the time I had to relax with a book for a while.

    I'm grateful for my shirt jackets.

    I'm grateful for developing friendships.

    I'm grateful for the SANE community.

    I'm grateful that the soup came out so well.
  • Your gratitudes lift me up, @SpringRyding.  I love the beauty, simplicity and truth in them.  Thank you for joining our group.  You make it so much richer...
  • Thank you @jaynemisra.  Writing gratitudes and thanksgivings is something I've worked on for several years.  My priest and therapist had me start doing that.  It was very difficult for me at first.  It's easier now, but sometimes it can still be a struggle, particularly when I'm stressed.
  • In thanksgiving for the centering prayer group

    In thanksgiving for the glorious sunset

    In thanksgiving for good recipes to try
  • In thanksgiving that my house is warmer inside than outside even though I don't have a functioning furnace or a fire going in my fireplace insert.

    I'm grateful for warm shirt jackets.

    I'm grateful that I can cook in my kitchen again.
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