Another hard week, but heading in a better direction. So this week:
I am grateful for the discovery of new movies and songs that move me (sometimes literally, to dancing in my kitchen).
I am grateful for pain flares, because for all my catastrophising they are not, actually, the end of the world. I am grateful that I can and do manage them, and I am grateful that they pass.
I am grateful for the passing of the storm.
I am grateful for recovery after setbacks.
I am grateful for burgeoning wisdom.
I am grateful for improved coping skills.
I am grateful for chances to see how far I’ve come.
I am grateful for most of my lit review being written (although if I was suddenly gifted with the ability to write more succinctly, I would be grateful for that too!).
I am grateful for first cuddles with my nephew and the fact that he enjoyed them! I’m always terrified babies will bawl as soon as I hold them. I am also grateful for the smell of a baby’s head and teeny fingernails and podgy elbows and hope.