Ah, the first of my Thankful Thursday posts! It’s a bit of a roundabout thankful, but that’s sometimes how life works.
I’ve been having some pretty intense GI stuff since Christmas, and so days have been really…something. I’m really glad, and proud, that I’ve been able to take good care of myself. I know in the past I’ve had times where I was angry at body, as though my body were some sort of derelict employee whose job it was to cart ME around.
But this feels peaceful. I’m doing the best I can. I’m giving myself compassion. I’m making time to get 9-10 hours of sleep. I’m doing everything I can. I’m not blaming or shaming, and I’m not falling into the hole of “why me”. My body and I are on the same team, united in figuring out ways to feel better.
I’m really thankful for that.
Sending you both kudos for taking care of yourself and managing gratitude and hugs on the ongoing issues!
Take good care of yourself! Thank you for the mindfulness about gratitude – it keeps me remembering what is important.
Thanks, Shirley. Hugs are always appreciated.
Kate, it’s one of those things we can’t hear about and talk about enough!