Another late entry, but better late than never. It is funny how time flies, not necessarily when you are having fun, but when you are just living life in general. I will admit that today was bit of a rough day emotionally for different reasons, but I still was able to find these three things to appreciate:
- A telephone call with my grandmother. My ninety-five year old grandmother is one of the strongest women I am blessed to know, which is one of the many reasons both of my daughters are named after her. Recently, she needed to move from her home of many years to a nursing home, as she is facing some physical challenges. We are separated by roughly 800 miles, but our hearts remain connected. I was so very grateful to be able to speak with her tonight, for even though her health has declined, she remains the grandmother I love and adore. Every moment shared with her, even bittersweet moments, are ones that I treasure, and I am so thankful to have her in my life.
- Reassurance and support from a friend. Earlier today, when the familiar and unsettling feelings of anxiety and depression crept in like a thief in the night, I was grateful when a friend patiently allowed me to share my thoughts and feelings and then offered me reassurance. The negative feelings have lingered, but this support helped me to keep these emotional foes from devouring me whole once again. Bad moments are much easier to handle when someone you trust has your back.
- This gratitude list. Being able to focus on the positive people and things in my life definitely helps to quell the anxiety and depression, and for that, I am truly grateful.
So, there you have it. Day twenty-eight is nearly over, and there are only two days left in this particular series of posts. I will be ready for day twenty-nine and hope you are, too.
Just one thing each day . . .