I am two weeks out from a short hospital stay. (A PE – right lung blood clots). My emotions have cleared a bit and I am physically not so exhausted. My thinking has begun to turn towards other things and not so focused on my health, breathing and moving. So I have a list of things I am grateful for:
- this was not Covid – glad family and friends did not have to worry and watch
- the air is cool today and has allowed me to take a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood. A big step up from my 8 minute walk last week.
- family and friends who have stepped in to see what they can do – a neighbor has mowed the yard twice, my kids have made food and delivered, friends have call or video chatted – checking in
- the doctor does not think/ is not able to find an underlying condition so I am on the road to healing
- my flowers and veggies are growing well even through the weeds are on a race to see if they can grow bigger than the tomato plants
- my grandson continues to visit and is excited to be here with us a few times each week.
- the election is nearing and I am hopeful we will see our way out of this confusion and mess we are currently in
- our state has now made masks mandatory when out in public – inside buildings and in place you can not social distance
I could go on, like just sitting here writing and listening to the birds is a wonder.
I just know it is important each day to look for the things that make you happy and feel grateful. There is plenty to complain about for sure – we know what those things are so let’s take time to find the moments that make us smile, breath a bit easier and help us enjoy this world around us.