I'm scheduled to give blood tonight but I don't think I can honestly answer the "Do you feel well today" question with a "yes" so I'll probably skip. Dad wants to go see the new Bond movie but I think I need to just stay home. My kitchen is a mess from not being home and awake for more than a handful of hours in the past five days and the box of Christmas things that I pulled out last week when I put up my tree is still sitting in the middle of my living room.
So, if you've stayed to read my little pity party, I think I can now write about what I am thankful for.
I am thankful that THESE are my problems. I may not have a lot of money in the bank but all my bills are paid. I have food in the cupboard. I have a roof over my head, heat, a bed to sleep in, a job to go to in the morning, friends that care about me, things to do, happy memories, things to look forward to, peace in my soul.
I'm not wondering where my next meal will come from, where I'll sleep, how I can afford to buy clothes. I'm not fighting addition, or illness or adverse circumstances that are out of my control. I live in a beautiful province in one of the best countries in the world where I am encouraged to share my opinion (even if I do think there are too many elections going on ;)) and it is safe to walk down the street.
I am free to listen to who and what I want, believe what I want, be friends with who I want and pretty much do what I want.
I have a wonderful family that is practically dramaless (when compared with other families) and who I am looking forward to spending Christmas with.
So today, on the 18th day of trying to find something to be grateful for when I'm tired and in a bad mood, I would just like to say,
I am Heidi and I am Blessed!