Hey Everyone!  Today is my first day back from last week’s blogging sabbatical.  I appreciate you all bearing with me during my time off.  It has been sad with my Mom being sick and I find myself in a funk for the most part.  When things are glum I like to remind myself that there are ALWAYS things to be thankful for.  If I am especially depressed I even make a mental list of ten things (both big and small).  They run the gamut from my daughter’s health to Sunshine to my new Influenster box.  It helps me to readjust my focus to the light instead of dwelling on the darkness.

Another thing that has been a lifesaver is having my bestie in NYC for the Summer.  We have been going on adventures whenever possible.  I am so thankful to have her here.  She listens to me talk about my Mom and is sympathetic but we don’t spend all day focusing on it.  I get it out and then we move on.   My Mom has been making progress but for now is still on a ventilator in the ICU.  I am not sure what is going to happen with her health in the future but I am trying to be positive.  I mentioned in a past post that we have been estranged for years and this illness has brought us a lot closer.  If nothing else I am happy that I have been able to forgive her and we have made some happy memories together that I will have regardless of what the future holds.  

I wanted to also thank my guest posters for their help this past week!  One of my favorite parts of blogging is the friendships I have formed both online and in person.  I never thought that I would have “blog friends” and I appreciate you guys so much!  

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17 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Christine

    Welcome back! It’s so good to have a break sometime and I’m glad you were able to have one. Also, so glad to hear that you and your mom have been able to strengthen your relationship.

  2. Andrea Nine

    My thoughts and prayers have been with you beautiful! So glad you’re back and I love your attitude and all your wonderful things to be thankful for! I hope you have a glorious day!

  3. lkn106

    I think this is an amazing attitude and one of my favorite things about you – you’re always trying to be positive! That’s so important and it reminds to me to remember to do the same. I’m sending you big hugs love <3

  4. Jenn

    I’m glad that you’re trying to focus on the positive stuff when things aren’t going super great. I hope your mom is doing better! Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way!

  5. Caroline

    My BFF came by my work yesterday because she wanted to give me a hug and tell me that she loved me. Sometimes you just need your bestie! It also always important to make a mental list of all of the wonderful things and people in your life. I am happy to hear that things between you an your mom are better now too. I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Stay strong!

  6. Nadine

    I love that you are trying to focus on the positive. That is so important to do for our own sanity!! Glad to have you back, you were missed. I will continue to send hugs your way.

  7. kristen

    i am so sorry to hear about your mom, i hope everything is okay. my thoughts are with you and your family! i’m glad you’ve had your bestie with you!

  8. Marie

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Sending my prayers and thoughts your way. Being positive is so important even when things are not. Spending time with your bestie is always great.


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