Since the year started, I have been keeping this New Year’s resolution, that I would jot down something that I am thankful for everyday. In previous years, I would have set up a spreadsheet for myself to fill in the blanks and measure my success, but not this year. I have written my ‘Thankful For’s in one of two journals I keep, and sometimes, I’ve written them on a napkin and tossed it. I’m going to be honest and say that I have fallen a few times in that I have not written something down everyday, but feel that I’ve built up the habit enough that I feel a void in my day if I didn’t do my #thankfulfor.
My #thankfulfors are varied from day-to-day. Here are just a few things I have been thankful for:
- Getting a new job.
- New pen needles.
- The whole family feeling healthy for a whole week.
- Pink pens-I love pink!
- The Diabetes Online Community (DOC)-you guys get me.
- Family members getting to their destination safely.
- That my arm is getting better after a Dexcom Rash.
- Second cups of coffee.
I would go on but I’d end up being here all night. I try to just keep it to one thing a day as more than that would pressure me to spend time I don’t really have. A minute is all it took to write, “Today I am thankful for (fill in the blank.)”
Today is my birthday. So, today, I’m going to spend a little more than a minute. There are so many things that I am thankful for, but to some them all up, I am thankful for another birthday. I’m thankful for another day with my sexy husband and our beautifully creative, intelligent, and silly daughters. I’m thankful for another day to be part of this Diabetes community. I’m thankful that I get the opportunity to empathize and contribute in ways I never thought I’d could. Lastly, for today, I’m thankful for diabetes reasearch which is why I am still here on this planet with you today.
My goal today, was to write for thirty minutes, and get back to blogging. I’m pretty proud of myself for having 3 minutes to spare. So, I guess I’m also thankful for goals.