Gratitude List (October 16, 2021) #TToT

Hi everyone. It’s becoming old, but I’m still struggling. I just dragged myself out of a crying fit that started over the wrong flavor chips (yes, seriously). Sometimes I’m a toddler like that. Writing that down made me chuckle in a self-mocking kind of way. I’m still sad though, albeit not about the chips. To cheer myself up, I’m writing a gratitude list. As usual, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT).

1. I am grateful for nice weather most of the week. We’ve had some showers, but it’s not like it’s been raining all day.

2. I am grateful for special lunches most days of the week. As regular readers will know, I don’t care for the usual slices of bread that make up a normal lunch here. On Wednesday though, my staff and I decided to make a salad. We still had some left for Thursday. Yesterday, the day activities group I would’ve been part of if I didn’t get my day activities in the home, made hamburgers and I could have some too. Yum!

3. I am grateful for even more essential oil inspiration. Of course, I already mentioned last week that I’d signed up for Lea Jacobson’s VIP club for a month. Like I said yesterday, this week, I decided to grant myself access to the essential oil safety files too. The combination of these resources has truly helped me get inspired in the aromatherapy department.

4. I am grateful I have been able to do some DIY skincare product making again. Like I mentioned yesterday, I made a hand cream. Today, I made a melt and pour soap with the same combination of essential oils.

5. I am grateful my now former behavior specialist was happy with her leave-taking gift. I gave her the butterfly soap I posted last week.

6. I am grateful the behavior specialist gave me a “gift” too. It wasn’t a physical present. Instead, she let me listen to a piece of music she’d played on the pan flute. I am not at all musically talented, so I have no way of knowing whether it was good or anything, but I liked it.

7. I am grateful my Fitbit is charging again. I’d had problems with the charger not making contact before, but on Tuesday, it wouldn’t make contact even after cleaning both the Fitbit and the charger. I got a new charger and thankfully, that solved the problem.

8. I am grateful my topiramate, the medication I take for my PTSD symptoms, got upped. I started my new dose yesterday. It’s not yet working, obviously, but I’m hopeful it will start to work soon.

9. I am grateful for time and energy to read again. I have been escaping into an inspirational memoir this afternoon.

10. I am so grateful my staff haven’t given up on me even though I’m often tempted to give up on myself lately.

What have you been grateful for lately?

18 thoughts on “Gratitude List (October 16, 2021) #TToT

  1. Many years ago I made some kind of hand lotion from scratch. It worked pretty well, but it wasn’t something that I continued to do.
    I think all that matters in listening to someone play an instrument, is whether you enjoy listening to the music. How nice of her to share her talent with you.
    Sometimes I wonder about whether my FitBit charger is working too, but finally I am able to align everything just right and it starts charging.
    #8 I hope the meds will begin helping soon. In the meantime, hang on and don’t give up on yourself. You are worth it!

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    1. Thanks so much for encouraging me. That helps a lot.

      Lotion making is a lot harder than cream making, as lotions contain water, so you need an emulsifier to make the oil component and water component blend together. I tried making lotions a few times back in my early days of skincare product making, but I won’t try it again now.


  2. ‘Writing that down made me chuckle in a self-mocking kind of way…’

    Can identify with that, sometimes the ‘tiniest step to the left’ makes available an altered perspective that interrupts the momentum of emotion.

    And, of course, this is this bloghop, which works both ways, I can write things (and reading, achieve a perspective shift and I can read the posts of others and, like the quote, identify with a another person.

    Which is, of course, huge.

    Have a satisfying week ahead.

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