…for the little hands that cradled my aching head and tenderly and so softly stroked my hair while I had the flu.
…for the slightly bigger hands that patted and rubbed my back and gave me comfort as I knelt vulnerable and defenceless, feeling so desperately ill and feverish.
…for the concern of my big boy who asked how I was doing, out of the blue, so far from home.
…for the ongoing love and support of my man through weeks of illness, worry and anxiety.
…for the lovely registrar who eased my fears and cleared me of any serious diagnosis (it was a stress related episode, not a stroke – hooray!)
…for my friends who have been checking in on me and making sure I’m okay even though I haven’t been the most responsive friend lately.
…for my work who have supported me through a very bumpy and illness-ridden return to work.
…for not becoming completely and utterly bored with myself through the self pity party of a suspected stroke, followed by an upper respiratory tract infection, followed by the flu and now possibly followed by a sinus infection…
I am a lucky woman. I have a beautiful family. I have a loving husband. I have loyal friends. I have a supportive workplace. Despite my recent run of bad luck, I more or less have my health.
I am thankful that I have now turned a mental corner. I can look ahead again. I now need to take this opportunity to actually change my attitude so I can change my life. I need to live more and stress less.
It seems so simple yet is so hard.
I am lucky to have all that I have. It would be wrong not to soak up every second.
I’m just thankful that I am finally ready to live the crap out of my life!
Linking up with the lovely Rhianna for Thankful Thursday x