Thursday, August 05, 2010

Finding Joy in the Journey

Since I've had a few rough days, I thought I would cheer myself up. Having a good attitude is a choice, you know?

When I'm laying in bed dealing with muscle spasms, I'm thankful for the sunshine outside my window.

I'm thankful that I have two good hands to type with when my legs have to rest. I've had to refocus here recently. It's not about breaking a record when I sit in my new chair, it's about doing something. Anyone can whine about their situation, but not many do anything to change it.

The breeze blowing is a welcome visitor in this sweltering heat.

A funny story told by my mom makes me laugh through my tears.

I have a song in my heart even when it seems like I shouldn't.

My brother putting on a funny looking hat makes me smile anyway.

A good book leaves me feeling refreshed and thankful for what I have.

I'm not where I used to be, and I'm not where I want to be. I can say that I'm getting there with each step. Living with a disability is a journey. Heck, living life period is a journey!

What are some things you're thankful for?

5 comments:

Jillian said...

Its good to be thankful!! But its not always easy!! Hope you feel better soon!!

Summer Ross said...

I truly hope you feel better soon. This was a wonderful post, and I'm thankful to be making new friends online. have a very wonderful day!

Charming Wife said...

I'm thankful for the friends who help me through each day! Also, I replied to your message on my private blog. :)

tam7777 said...

I am thankful to be able to get out of the bed in the morning. Breathing, where would we be without it. A child's face. I'm thankful for my children, my church family. So much to be thankful for--this is just a few.

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