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This has been a tough year in a lot of ways. We were stressed and worried and exhausted and frustrated for many different reasons... but still, I have a lot for which to be thankful.My intact and functional body that pretty much works exactly like it's supposed to - unlike so many of my patients' bodies.
My mental health, which permits me to function in the same world as everyone else and doesn't cause me to see and hear things that aren't there.
My wonderful smart talented silly hard-headed husband, who has made the best of a very difficult year of unemployment.
The job that my wonderful etc. husband landed after that year!
My job, along with the wonderful coworkers and friends I have there. My job would be unbearable without them.
My other job, where I go do temp work at other hospitals and they pay me lots of money. It's stresseful to work more than full-time between the 2 jobs, but I am so thankful that I have the option available to earn more money for my family.
My lovely funny parents and their continued generosity and encouragement in our adventures of home-owning.
Our good friends who have made us laugh and offered hugs and wine and dinner dates when they were really needed.
Our fantastic house that makes us happy on a daily basis.
Our trainer who is slowly but surely kicking our butts into shape and continues her positive attitude and encouragement no matter how much we whine.
Mostly I am grateful that our lives are so ordinary. I know that may sound silly but I see so many people whose lives are extraordinary in some awful way - being normal and boring seems like a gift in comparison.
I hope your Thanksgiving was warm and filled with love.