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Violet31, January 18, 2012 in One Step At A Time
Stories of ordinary people making special efforts to help a struggling person or animal.
My supervisor, she'll listen to me rant about work and non-work stuff during our meetings.
Spotify plus wireless earbuds
I am grateful for 8 year old who doesn't understand what i am going through, but still tries to cheer me up with his little things
I am grateful I am still able to cry
I am grateful that I still have some hope left
It's hard to do, when you're in this severe depressive state of mind but yes I have things that I am grateful for and they are, my church family that I have grown close to, I'm grateful that I have a roof over my head and food on my table and I am grateful for my dog and my cat but I know I have more than that to be grateful for and I should get back to gratitude journaling.
1.I am grateful that I have infinite patience with mini lion. Perhaps she has taught me this? I have never raised my voice to her when she is constantly under my feet, pulling washing off the airer, jumping into my cooking, puking everywhere, making a big mess of her litter tray, worrying me with her ailments and separation anxiety and demanding masses of food, attention and play time on a daily basis.
I'm not gonna lie that it's tough but she's taught me about dedication and the important things in life. Seeing her little smiley face and hearing her little chirpy noises makes it all worthwhile.
2. I am grateful that I have organisation in my life. I'm really grateful that I've been able to get a handle on everything to do with organising my stuff and my home. I've worked really hard on it and I appreciate the result of that effort.
I could easily be completely overwhelmed by stuff if I hadn't plugged away at it. I collected a lot when I was younger and was never taught how to look after a home or practiced in it.
My mother did everything and I grew up floating on a cloud of leisure and abundance of everything. I was completely unprepared for adulthood. She discouraged me from working and from doing anything practical in the house So I had plenty of yoga and socialising time but no clue how to manage in the real world. This is just how she wanted it #narcissist.
3. I'm grateful for my communication skills. In spite of some shocking gaslighting from narcmom, I feel I'm still able to read people well and communicate on different levels. I do have work to do in the area of people but then, who doesn't?
My fragrant oils and scented candles.
My feelings. They can be inconvenient, even annoying at times, but that's a better problem than numbness.
Ketamine. It's my depression medicine and continues to help me see inside.
The Jumbo full moon
that I can still walk, though with great difficulty.
My ssdi -- I applied and was denied. Then a law firm from a completely different state contacted me and got me the benefits.
the new suv lease my parents and I are sharing. (Gotta love a Honda!)
my senses of smell and taste
my sense of TOUCH!
1. Perseverance. In the face of overwhelming isolation I have kept going and taken care of business.
2. Self Care. I have done a pretty good job of taking care of myself by eating well most of the time and exercising.
3. Exploration skills. I've got out there and discovered new places to visit which keep me engaged and interested in the world.
I am grateful for my pets, they calm me down when i am stressed and I can cuddle when i am sad.
I am grateful that I can hear music, i dont know how i would get through a day without it at the moment
I am grateful for my health, i can live another day and try again to be better than i was
I'm so grateful for the beautiful autumn day - crisp and clear and just... Fall.
I'm grateful for Lindsay and DF (I've been here for years under a different name) because I knew I had a place to post when I was ready again.
I'm grateful that I have what I need - food, clothing, shelter - even if it's not what I want.
All my family and pets
My spiritual beliefs
My wife. Our cat. Music.
My 3 cats
A warm, dry place to be inside
My herbal supplement
All my family and pets including our new puppy
My wonderful therapist I ever had in my whole life
My spiritual beliefs and those watching over me
1. I'm grateful for DF. In my darkest hour it was DF that pulled me through.
2.I'm grateful that I haven't given up on the things I find difficult. I could very easily be a terrified recluse because I've had a raw deal with people and panic attacks in every corner of the universe.
3. I'm grateful for my car. I'm really grateful that I didn't give up on driving. I came close. Panic attacks when doing 70 on the motorway are my least favourite kind I do avoid motorways now which is a pain in the a$$ but I'm hoping to work on it and thankfully my confidence behind the wheel is improving again since I got back behind it.
A long walk when it's sunny and not too warm.
A friend who offers a kind word.
The will to roll out of bed when I just want to lay there.
1. I'm grateful that by some miracle I have managed to fulfill my financial obligations and stay out of debt.
2. I am grateful that the UK is so rainy. It means we get less intense heat in the summer.
2. I am grateful that I no longer view physical perfection as something to aspire to. Less than perfect is perfect to me.
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