Have a Thankful Day

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It is Thanksgiving Day for us Canadians. The day when we ponder what we are thankful for and spend time with family. I didn’t spend my Thanksgiving with my mom this year because she was on a well-deserved trip someplace warm. So my spouse cooked up a turkey dinner for the two of us and it was pretty damn good.

I am very thankful for a loving family. A mother like mine is pretty awesome. She always has my back and is there for me with any problem I have to solve or just to listen. She is a great support system for me.

I am thankful for my common law spouse who has stuck by my side for 17 years, in sickness and sickness. Who when we think about all the stress it causes for me not to be working would still prefer me Not to work due to the stress it would cause me to do so. A man that whips me up a turkey dinner and makes sure he buys a pumpkin pie because I was craving it.

I am thankful for friends that I can socialize with a little and this makes me feel really good to get out of the house a little bit. But, when it comes that a migraine rears up, they are fine and understanding that I must leave early. Friends like that are hard to find. I like that they choose activities I can do… like playing cards and dice, over things I cannot like going to the bar. Going out is saved for exceptionally good days and they often do not stay that way, but I do it for them and my spouse on occasion. I appreciate good people like that. That helped us build our fence and offered to help us put down flooring. Pretty awesome.

You have to be thankful for the people in our lives that bring meaning to it. The rest… is just the little things.

I am also thankful for low pain days when they happen
I am thankful when a migraine waits a bit to strike so I have a bit of day free of it.
I am thankful that my vertigo medication works decently enough.
I am thankful there is no snow on the ground yet.
I am thankful I have been able to drive my car in town for short durations.

When I think of the benefits of daily gratitude I know we should be able to find at least one thing a day we are thankful for. Just one.


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