On being Thankful

Each day as soon as I wake up I take a few minutes to thank God. I may be in pain but I’m alive to feel it! I breathe and focus on the day to come. What do I need to accomplish this day? Then I prioritize. I know whatever energy I have isn’t going to last long but while it does I can move forward.
Living with a chronic illness ~ chronic pain has changed me so much! If I’m brutally honest with myself some of the changes are the better. When my health seriously turned for the worse I lost so many friends. People I thought would be there for me. I’m so much happier!! I only have a handful of friends now. These people are my tribe!!! I wouldn’t even want to imagine my life without them.
My family is small and beyond close. I feel blessed to have them. I am so very thankful for each and every person in my life.
If you’ve been with me for awhile you know of my love for my furbabies. I love that when I’m hurting my boys come and snuggle me. When I get a migraine my lil Bowie will come and purr for me. Dark Star will come and lay by side whenever I’m really hurting. Marking me so I know I’m loved. It helps!
Yes, I have more than one Chronic Illness. Yes, I live with Chronic Pain. This is a part of who I am now. I’m grateful!! I make the time to appreciate the blessings of each day. The seasons. The time I have with the people I love.
Before I go to sleep early in the mornings as I just can’t seem to sleep at night anymore ~ I thank God for another day. I’m human I pray for the people I love and their needs and concerns as well my own. First thing each day and the last thing before I close my eyes.. I just say Thank You!