ten things tuesday...

My Thanksgiving things:

1) I am so blessed that my loving family took care of me yesterday and they have been checking in with me today. It is hard for me to ask for help, so receiving help is truly appreciated.

2) I am blessed by my fantastic friends who love and support me. I am humbled by their love.

3) I am blessed that I am comfortable in my apartment, my haven. My rent hasn't gone up (much) in the 17 years I've lived here. And I still love it as much as when I was looking for a place and kept comparing every single one to this one. My home. Clutter and all.

4) I am blessed by my profession. Colleagues who are friends and students who challenge me in all the right ways. I am inspired by so many. I get to be creative and even the tough times make me a better teacher.

5) I am blessed by my health care professionals. They treat me like me, not like a number. My oral surgeon called me last night to see how I was making out. That was much appreciated and unexpected.

6) I am blessed by technology and service providers. I got a courtesy call this morning that will save me about $40/month! And I updated my tech toys so they all are in tip top shape and working together.

7) I am blessed that I am not too uncomfortable after having my wisdom teeth out. Unfortunately, I was feeling so good I let the pain meds (prescription and OTC) get away from me so I am in some pain. But the discoloration is not nearly the bruising I expected. And the swelling isn't tooooooo bad.

8) I am blessed that I can afford to take care of myself. Sometimes my budget is tighter than others, but I am managing to stay out of the hole of debt I put myself in after college.

9) I am blessed that my patience finally paid off and I found a pair of cute boots that actually fit and are comfortable. This may seem frivolous to some, but with my foot and ankle issues (which are heredity--my sisters have the same issue) I have been unable to find something appropriate. I am blessed by my wonderful wardrobe so that even though I am a fattie, I look fantastic!

10) I am blessed to live in the moment. That come Thanksgiving I will be mindful of all of these blessings. My heart is full of gratitude.


Bev Sykes said...

What a great list! (I'm glad you're feeling better and have minimal bruising)

The Gal Herself said...

What a great list! I'm happy that you're happy, and that the healing is coming along nicely.