Gratitude List (May 28, 2021) #TToT

It’s really been forever since I last did a gratitude post. I’m not too happy at the moment, but maybe doing one will cheer me up. As usual, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT.

1. I am grateful for a sunny and warm day today. After weeks and weeks of cold and rainy weather, the sun is finally shining and the temperature rose to 18°C this afternoon. The weekend and next week are supposed to be even better.

2. I am grateful my Braille display will be fixed and hopeful the company won’t claim it’s my fault that it’s broken yet again. Like I said before, they originally claimed I had caused my original Braille display water damage, but they couldn’t prove it, since it’d been lying in their storage for a year. Now this one has similar issues to the other one, but again I have no recollection of ever getting water on it. For now, they are saying there is no reason to think it’s water damage this time around. The problem if it were wouldn’t even have been the one-time expense of getting it fixed (€1500), but the precise fact that I have no recollection of ever getting water on my Braille display and so I can’t prevent the same problem happening again. For now though, I am thankful it will be fixed.

3. I am grateful for my staff, who help me through the hard times I’m going through lately. I experience a lot of triggers and resulting flashbacks. Thankfully, my staff keep reassuring me and all my inner parts, that we’re safe now.

4. I am grateful for my nurse practitioner and community psychiatric nurse. They both help me too.

5. I am grateful for wraps for lunch today.

6. I am grateful for a shopping trip to get some candy and fruit this afternoon.

7. I am grateful for a private WordPress site that I can use as my diary. I still like the iPhone app Day One too, but prefer to type my entries on my computer.

8. I am grateful for horses. Yesterday, some other care facility clients apparently went riding in some type of carriage. While the woman guiding the horses was preparing the wagon, my day activities staff asked whether I could pet the horses and I could! The littles had so much fun!

9. I am grateful for beautiful and nice-smelling flowers.

10. I am grateful for the myNoise and Spotify apps on my iPhone and the ability to listen to beautiful soundscapes and all kinds of music using my AirPods.

Okay, this was easier than I thought it would be. Thank you for reading.

What are you grateful for?

18 thoughts on “Gratitude List (May 28, 2021) #TToT

  1. What a lovely list! You’re correct – as we catalog what we’re grateful for, we experience all these wonderful things again in memory.

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  2. Lovely list. Well done for finding the positives even though you didn’t feel it. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. 🙂

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  3. Hey, Astrid, it’s good to have you join us again. (For our part, the weather here in southern New England, is decidedly un-summer like)…
    Hopefully the problem with your reader will get resolved to your satisfaction.
    This week is almost an anniversary… I did a reprint of our (the Doctrine’s) first TToT post which was, like seven years ago.
    Have the best possible week

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  4. So glad to see you linking up again, Astrid. The problems with your Braille display must be such a hassle and an annoyance. I am glad it is going to be fixed. I had not heard of the myNoise app. I imagine that would be very helpful in a number of situations. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  5. I’m so happy you decided to join us this week, Astrid, and I’m pleased that it was easier than you thought it would be to come up with a list. It must be very frustrating to have so many issues with your braille display. I hope they get it fixed and it STAYS fixed! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. I am so glad to hear your Braille reader is fixed. And that you have tech that bring you joy (Spotify, myNoise).
    And that there are people around you who support and encourage.

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