Gratitude List (January 17, 2021)

It’s nearly 2AM and I can’t sleep. I woke up about two hours ago after only an hour or two of sleep. I’m kind of worried. To calm my mind, I decided to do a gratitude list. I can’t find the Ten Things of Thankful link-up, but that doesn’t keep me from being grateful.

1. I am grateful for my one-on-one support. I’ve been a bit stressed lately and thankfully, they help me manage it.

2. I am grateful for a financial positive. I won’t believe it till the money is actually in my bank account, but if I’m correct, I won’t have to pay a higher long-term care copay this year. This means my net paycheck will be higher than it was last year.

3. I am grateful that I felt comfortable ordering some new soaping supplies. I ordered almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, Dead Sea salt and some water-soluble colorants for my soap and other bath and body products. I am hoping, once they arrive, to be able to make bath melts with the oils, butters and beeswax and bath salt with the Dead Sea salt.

4. I am grateful for heart-shaped candies. Last Monday, my staff had a team meeting and one of them brought these, then put the leftover candies in a box with my name on it. The other clients, after all, can’t eat hard candy.

5. I am grateful for cookies. Like I said yesterday, my one-on-one helped me bake those. They were really good.

6. I am grateful for Mexican bean wraps. My day activities staff and I made those for lunch on Wednesday and they were good.

7. I am grateful my bath bomb turned out pretty good. I will have to check whether I placed the image correctly in my last post, but oh well. I didn’t end up taking a bath last evening, but I might today or sometime next week.

8. I am grateful for a lot of Christian self-help books. I’m still struggling with my faith, but they definitely help me realize that I can’t and don’t need to be alone.

9. I am grateful for a nice phone conversation with my father. I was a little stressed about it at first, as I hadn’t spoken to him in a few months. However, it went really well.

10. I am grateful that I have the right to vote. I am not yet sure whom I’ll vote for, but I’m so glad I live in a democracy.

What are you grateful for?

16 thoughts on “Gratitude List (January 17, 2021)

  1. There have been some times when I woke up after only a couple hours of sleep. I know how frustrating that can be. Fortunately it doesn’t happen too frequently for me.
    Yeah, for not having to pay a higher long-term care co-pay.
    Many years ago when I was trying to figure out which church I wanted to attend, I read a lot of books about different religions and discussed religion with various friends. It was an interesting time for me and I learned a lot. I still enjoy learning about the faiths of others and the things we have in common in our various religious beliefs.
    I hope you have a good week ahead.

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  2. I fall asleep just fine, but I don’t STAY asleep very well! My FitBit watch records my sleep data, and I’m shocked at how often I wake up in the night! I baked cookies last week, too, but I’d rather eat the cookie dough than the actual baked cookie. It’s my fault you couldn’t find the link – I just plain old forgot to do it, thinking it was Thursday when it was actually Friday. I will have it posted Friday morning this week, I promise!

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