Gratitude List (February 23, 2019) #TToT

This week was a truly mixed bag. I am tempted to focus on the negative. I mean, even my Thankful Thursday post sounded more negative than grateful. For this reason, I’m going to write a gratitude list for this week. As always, I am linking up with #TToT

1. Nearly 14,000 steps on Monday! I had over 120 active minutes thanks to a long walk in the morning, another long walk in the afternoon and going on the elliptical.

2. No more need for painkillers. It’s been five weeks since my collarbone fracture and I am now almost pain-free without medication.

3. Lovely weather. It’s been a lot warmer than is normal for February this past week and it’s supposed to get even warmer next week. I know this could be bad in terms of climate change, but I’m so grateful.

4. No weight gain. I had my annual physical check-up at the mental health agency last week and weighed the same as in late December. Since I’ve not been minding my diet at all, this is good news. My blood pressure was also pretty good.

5. PRN tranquilizers. I haven’t needed them anymore after Wednesday, but I’m still glad I have them.

6. My cynical sense of humor. By 2021, everything will be okay. I know really I can’t wait that long, but everytime I say these words, they still bring a grin to my face.

7. Horseback riding with my day activities group. Because two clients from my group are currently not capable of horseback riding, the staff asked me whether I want to ride in their place. I loved it.

8. My mother texting me. She rarely calls or texts me and I’d let it go and not contacted her after our visit last December. She asked how I’m doing. Of course, I still had to avoid the elephant in the room that is my going into long-term care, but oh well.

9. Getting more used to my Mac. Yesterday, I even started writing a blog post on it using an external blogging app (because WordPress is hard to use). I haven’t figured everything out, but I’m sure that I will.

10. My mood being slightly better thes elast few days. I am not nearly as anxious as I was early in the week.

What have you been grateful for lately?

8 thoughts on “Gratitude List (February 23, 2019) #TToT

  1. Regardless of being tempted to focus on the negative, you came up with a great, positive list of things to be thankful for! Your #6 made me smile. What a great mantra! Hope this coming week is easier for you! 🙂

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  2. We’re thinking alike on #3 and #6.
    You know, there is the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) and it actually is reputed to have a chapter on ‘hypograts’. These are things that happen that are negative and mostly annoying. The Rule states that a ‘hypograt’ is totally legit for a TToT post if you frame in a way that makes most Readers smile and think, ‘Ayiiee’ I know what they mean.’*

    *plus its a good idea to add some footnotes and maybe an op.cit. or two.
    Have a good week.

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  3. By 2021, everything will be okay has just become my new mantra, thanks to you! I love it and your list is awesome. I am happy to hear of the pain relief, in particular and wowzers on the steps! WTG!!

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  4. Your February is just the opposite from our February which has been one of our coldest.
    All those steps is an admirable accomplishment.
    So glad you are almost pain free from your fracture.
    A great TToT post.

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