Gratitude List (March 5, 2021) #TToT

It’s Friday again and I badly want to write. I’m feeling quite distressed by emotional flashbacks right now. To turn my mood around, I thought I’d do a gratitude list again. As usual, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT).

1. I am grateful to live in a care facility. I feel very insecure about my living arrangement right now, but my staff reassure me that I don’t have to leave. I am so extremely grateful for my staff’s patience with my anxiety!

2. I am grateful my staff make sure someone comes to sub when a staff is ill or has other obligations. Today, my day activities staff had to leave unexpectedly at around 1PM, but the staff made sure someone came to take her place. In the psychiatric hospital, we’d just be left with fewer staff if this happened.

3. I am grateful for chicken Siam. A fellow client and staff cooked that up for this evening and I totally love it! This client can’t have the cashews that normally go in, so there’s more left for me. 😉

4. I am grateful I got my second shot of the vaccine yesterday. I am also grateful that I didn’t experience any side effects. In fact, I hardly even felt the needle go in, so worried at first that they were doing something wrong. I try to trust that I got the vaccine correctly though.

5. I am grateful for God’s presence in my life. I have been extra involved with my Bible reading lately. I am grateful I finally figured out how to bookmark, highlight or copy verses in the YouVersion app and how to add notes or prayers.

6. I am grateful for all the lovely treats the staff who left our home last week, left for us. We had winegums, candy bars, ice cream and more.

7. I am grateful for no rain this week. It’s cold outside, but usually sunny. For this reason, I was able to get in over 10K steps each day of the week so far (not counting today, but I will later).

8. I am grateful I’m done with dentistry appts for at least another several months. My experience at the dentist’s was pretty bad last Tuesday, by no fault of the dentist. Let me just say I’m glad I’ve got it over with.

9. I am grateful I got to talk to my parents on the phone on Monday and that they are well. I had a nice chat. I will need to phone my sister later too. My parents were going to visit her and her family on Tuesday.

10. I am grateful for the ability to chat to other clients, including those from other homes within my care facility. I chatted some with a guy from the home next to us while we met outside of the day center a few days back. We used to go on walks together with the staff and also have coffee at each other’s homes, but due to COVID restrictions we no longer can. I am looking forward to being able to hang out more with him and other clients once the restrictions are lifted.

Wow, this turned out much better than I expected and it certainly did help.

What are you grateful for?

13 thoughts on “Gratitude List (March 5, 2021) #TToT

  1. I also enjoy the highlighting, etc. features of reading scriptures in an app. Being able to change the print size is also helpful.
    I have never heard of winegums. Are they the consistency of a gummy bear, but flavored with wine?
    Yeah for getting your second dose of the vaccine and even better, not having any reaction!
    Hope you have a great week ahead.

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    1. Glad you enjoy the capabilities of Bible reading apps. I struggle to figure out the full functionality sometimes, because I use VoiceOver (the iPhone’s built-in screen reader).

      Winegums are basically gummy bears, but most are shaped like geometric shapes and some brands have names of alcoholic beverages on them. They don’t taste like wine though.

      Thank you for commenting. Stay safe.

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  2. I often fall asleep mentally going over what I’m grateful for.
    My husband & I qualify for the Covid vaccine, but they are available in our area. We are currently living in Mexico & their style of communication is hit & miss.
    I’m looking forward to your next post.

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    1. That’s so awesome that you mentally go over your gratefuls before going to sleep.

      I really hope the COVID vaccine becomes available to you soon.

      Thanks for commenting.

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