I made it to day 17! I'm am glad I followed through with my postings. It was pretty fun to set some time apart each day to be in tune with myself and write about my experiences or thoughts. This last topic is one that should be easy. However, depending on where we are in life, sometimes it is easier to focus on what we want and don't have than to be grateful for what we do.
I have tried, over the last few years to reframe my way of thinking and shift from focusing on the negative to focusing on the positive. It easy sometimes. Other times it is not. Any one event or circumstance can be considered a blessing or a "curse" depending on how you spin it. Attitude can make such a huge difference in our perspective. Having a more positive attitude has made a big difference in mine,As thanksgiving is a day away, I always try to consider how many things I should be grateful for. Of course, this is something that you shouldn't do just once a year but that's a whole other story.
So what am I thankful for?? I am thankful that I am here, breathing and in fairly good health. I am thankful to have two loving families: One that's 3,000 miles away physically but with me daily and one that lives around the corner and loves me like their own. I am thankful for my best friend, who is always there to take care of me, support and cheer me on. Thankful for friends near and far .Thankful for my furbabies that make my heart happy every day. Thankful for a home, food and the ability to cover all my needs. Thankful that I finally opened my eyes and brain to my food issues and that I am sticking to working on them. Thankful to have found a community that though different from me, has faced or faces similar struggles and/or food issues. Thankful to realize I am not the only one.
There are so many things to be thankful for, sometimes all you have to do is look around you and realize it. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!!
I leave you with some silly pics today: