Month of Thanksgiving

thanksgivingAll over social media people are sharing what they are thankful for each day during the month of November.  Because I always forget to post what I am thankful for and then feel the need to throw a bunch into one post, I decided that the easiest way would be to post all 30 days into one blog post.  So here it is:

30 Things that I am thankful for:

1. My mom.  She gave me life.  She is my friend.  I can and do spend hours on the phone with her.  We did this even when we only lived a few miles from each other.  We are never at a loss when it comes to conversation.

2.  My husband.  He is my best friend.  He is the most patient person I know.  I liken him to a saint for putting up with my illnesses, pain, and mood swings.  He has always believed my pain even when others, including doctors, didn’t.

3. My son.  I am proud to be his mother.  He has grown into a fine young man that earns a living by following his three passions: performing, teaching, and helping.

4. My daughter.  She is a beautiful young lady with a world of possibility before her.  I love that like her brother she has passions that she too is willing to work hard at.

5. My daughter in-law.  She loves my son fiercely and for that I love her.  Like my son, she has dreams and isn’t afraid to pursue them.

6. My friends and family that are understanding when I have to cancel plans because I am not feeling well.

7. I am thankful that my conditions are chronic and not terminal.

8. I am thankful for Netflix and Hulu.  They have kept me entertained while stuck in bed.

9. I am thankful for my cats. I love that they spend most of their day in bed with me.

10. I am thankful for my wheelchair.  Without it I wouldn’t be able to go out as often as I do.

11. I am thankful for good neighbors that are always looking out for me.

12. I am thankful heating pads and ice packs.

13. I am thankful that I live close enough to Disneyland to be able to enjoy it often.

14.  I am thankful that Medical Marijuana is legal in California.

15. I am thankful for Marijuana, my conditions would be unbearable without it.

16. I am thankful for my best friend.  Doesn’t matter if we live a few blocks or a few hundred miles from each other, we will always be close.

17. I am thankful for foggy mornings.  I like when the day starts the same as my body does.

18. I am thankful for hair color! Just because I am fine with  getting older, doesn’t mean I want to be gray.

19. I am thankful for my birthday this month.  With each year I am reminded of how lucky I am.

20.  I am thankful for fleece slippers, robes, pj’s, and blankets, I would never survive winter without them.

21.  Although frustrating, I am thankful for the negative medical test results.  They may not provide me with answers, but I can be thankful that I don’t have a terminal illness.

22.  I am thankful that I am able to accept my chronic illnesses and pain.  It has made living a lot  easier than when I would spend all my energy fighting it.

23.  I am thankful for all the wonderful people that I have met via social media that also suffer from chronic pain.

24. I am thankful for being able to take naps when my body demands them.

25. I am thankful for a comfy bed.

26. I am thankful for the time I do get to spend with friends and family.

27. I am thankful for friends and family that don’t feel the need to fix me.

28.  I am thankful for maternity clothing even though I am not pregnant.  They sure make suffering with abdominal pain a little less painful.

29.  I am thankful for food on the table and a roof over my head.

30.  And last but not least I am thankful for all that I have experienced in life.  The good, the bad, and the ugly, I have learned so much from them all.

What are you thankful for?

Gentle hugs,

The Disabled Diva



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