I give thanks for lots of things, just a quick thank you to the universe when something big or small makes me happy. When a Carolina wren comes to my suet feeders. When my book sales go up. When a sudden idea pops into my head of how to make a storyline better. When my daffodils bloom. Lots of things make me happy. Today, though, I’m giving a special thank you for HH and my good health.
A good friend of ours went in for a knee replacement and something went wrong. She got infection and is on antibiotics and physical therapy at a rehab center. HH and I went to visit her and her husband today, and they told us she’ll probably have to stay there for a month because she can’t put any weight on her leg and has to keep it straight. She looked REALLY tired. So did her husband. We’ll have to stop back to visit again. It’s going to be a long month for them.
My sister called me two days ago with a rash, went to see her doctor, and found out she has shingles. My mom had shingles once, and they’re terrible. Mary caught hers in the first 72 hours, though, and if you catch them fast enough, steroids and medicine can slow down their spread and keep the case mild. SO, keep that in mind. The sooner you see a doctor, the happier you’ll be.
I know life happens. I’m the one who broke my leg and had therapy every day for over a month. I ended up in the hospital again when my gall bladder decided it wasn’t happy being inside my body. You can’t skip through life and never have anything go wrong. But, when things are going right, I like to say quick, little thank yous to let the world know I appreciate it.
4 thoughts on “Giving Thanks”
Yes, Judi, I hear yah. When I groan thru some of my senior-related (I’m sure) aches and pains, I remind myself there are so many people with far worse and count myself lucky.
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I bounce back and forth between being a grump and a positive person. Hopefully, I balance out somewhere in the middle.
That’s a great attitude. I wind up griping too much, so it’s nice to acknowledge the little things that offset some of the bad.
I’m a natural griper, too, so I try to balance it out and make myself acknowledge all the of the good things. But I think griping is good. Or else you fester….