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Gratitude~~~just ten things

Dec 22, 2015 12:31 PM

I wanna start a little challenge.Can you list ten things you are grateful for today?
1.My loving Heavenly Father
2.My faithful husband/best friend
3.my BFF, Cat!
4.my personality!!!!!
5.my life experiences (yea, all of them)
6.My health and all the issues I have .
7.Coloring!!!!! I love to color!
8.internet and WiFi
9.my health team
10. My GRANDBABY!!!!
OKAY, it is simple but I already feel better.y'all try?!

Dec 22, 2015 1:02 PM

I don't know if I can think of ten but I'll try...
1. For my family
2. For God
3. For my 10 month old Ferret
4. For my 2 dogs
5. For my sense of humor
6. For my pain family
7. For God helping me through pain to become a more compassionate and loving person
8. For my Best Friend who had been there for me for 23 years
9. For being able to give my pain peeps something to smile about or helping them through a bad day
10. For the things that I can still do even with the pain and issues that I have.
Well, Terri, that was easier than I thought it would be. Thanks!! I feel better too. Love and prayersπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 22, 2015 1:16 PM

Hard for me to do, but I'll try..
My dog Gussie being with me now, even if I might lose her
Meeting a few spoonie friends in person
Cheesy, stupid comedies
Internet access
J Term
Attending a public arts school
Watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix
A running toilet
My redefined "family", no longer just blood
Spare time

Dec 22, 2015 1:23 PM

See, I knew of anyone, you'd be able to do it Ferretbandit. You are really a great person. I think that you could probably go into some sort of counseling business and I know people would come to you in droves!! You are compassionate, willing to jump in when needed and you always leave people with hope. (You even took a shift in Jenna's prayer circle!!) I know that not your thing but from my heart, I wanted to say Thank You. You, my dear, are a treasured member of this pain family. {{{{Hugs}}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 22, 2015 1:27 PM

Always, thanks. I've thought about therapy as a job, but honestly I'm not sure I could take seeing people in pain lung term, and with the amount of education required, I'm just not sure I'd make it.

You've inspired me too, always reaching out to help others. I really admire that

Dec 22, 2015 1:46 PM

Yea Ferret! Done good girl.Please don't think I run around HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY all the time... (/<~~~ no running here, I slowly waddle). I have to push myself through, and yes it is hard! Some days I can push thru and utilize all my coping measures and some days I say "The Hell with it" and stay in bed. I am as cray-cray as you can get... ( smiling) but I do believe in the absolute power of a group of people with shared issues loving and pulling each other through the darker days. Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 22, 2015 4:48 PM

I am so thankful for the following 10 things & so many more.
I am so thankful for...

1) God, who sees me through every moment of my life, strengthening my
faith in Him
2) My loving, supportive hubby, children & grandchildren, parents & siblings
3) Our first real home after 20 years of marriage, now in yr 35
4) My education and ability to work long enough to make needed repairs to
our house, before getting too sick to work
5) Building humbleness & compassion into my life, through my health
6) My CMP/PC community family, who are wonderful new friends
7) Still having most independent abilities, my vision, speech, smell, hearing
8) My team of doctors who mostly work together to stabilize &/or improve
my health
9) My dog who has added joy & lifts my spirit daily
10) Being able to pay bills, have medical insurance, automobiles, despite my
loss of income, because of my hubby's good job & health

I feel so very blessed. And I truly hurt when I read about the struggles so many here go through financially or with homes and/or cars. I pray daily for each mentioned need. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 22, 2015 7:45 PM

I am so grateful for a loving heavenly father.
I am grateful for my family
I am grateful for being able to work
I am grateful for my degree
I am grateful for the roof over my head
I am grateful for the things I am able to do by myself with little to no help
I am grateful my kidneys are functioning normally
I am grateful for books
I am grateful for this community
I am grateful for dreams, it means. That Despite the prognosis or diagnosis that I can live a life worth retelling one of inspiration

Dec 22, 2015 7:47 PM

Yehoooo! Fabulous! I felt better just reading your gratitude list.thank you,Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 22, 2015 7:52 PM

My gratitude list:
My biological and CMP family
Competent medical care
Docs who listen and are willing to work with me through both the good and the bad times
My church family
Compassion and patience.
The ability to speak freely and openly
Medical insurance
The ability to still work whenever I can
People who listen and truly understand.

Dec 23, 2015 6:07 AM

Excellent Amanda,that's some good stuff to be grateful for.Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 23, 2015 7:27 AM

Beauty, comfort, color (I color too), water, my creator, my children and grandchildren, reading, travel. Friends, food I love food, we'll that's 11 but I wrote all my stuff down and had 38 things I am greatful for.

Dec 23, 2015 9:11 AM

God, Jesus, my son, my bf who's also my bff, my family, my cats, my friends (especially you guys), compassionate strangers with generous hearts, I still have a roof over my head, cheap food .... I know the end got kind of weird, but it's a really bad day and I can't brain. My dumb is in overdrive and I'm in panic mode and exhaustion at the same time.

Dec 23, 2015 9:14 AM

Oh Phoenix, there's nothing dumb about you!!πŸ’•

Dec 23, 2015 9:14 AM


Dec 23, 2015 11:06 AM

Phoenix, I ditto AlwayZ! Affordable food is important, especially on limited income. As blessed as I feel, we aren't able to eat out or eat expensive food. I introduced our daughter to the budget grocery store, and now she loves it too! As for your brain feeling dumb.. It's just that fog rolling in! πŸ˜‰ Praying you feel clearer headed through the holiday weekend! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŽ„

Dec 23, 2015 12:08 PM

Terri, I have one more to add to the list on mine and this is a big one:
A surgeon and an infectious disease specialist who FINALLY communicate with each other.

Dec 23, 2015 12:43 PM

Yehoooo oooo! <~~doing the mental Snoopy dance! That is wonderful news!Love and Blessings, Terri!

Dec 23, 2015 12:45 PM

I wanna start another one, list five things about you and your body that you like.

Dec 23, 2015 12:49 PM

Now Terri.. THAT'S a tough one!!
Let's see.....
1. My sense of humor
2. My tattoos
3. My rhythm to dance any kind of dance.
4. My smile
5. My loving spirit

Dec 23, 2015 12:50 PM

Okay ,my height, my eyes, my skeletal structure(I can stand and walk) my hair( its thinner but its the color really I like)~~got the right bottle this time~~giggling~~my boobies they droop but hey I still like em. I love that I don't have to think about breathing in and out (that would be stressful)
OK, that was a rough draft... I will probably add more.. But y'all get the idea.

Dec 23, 2015 12:51 PM

Oh hey I dance good too its my hips!!!!! Thank you Always!!! I think you are beautiful!

Dec 23, 2015 12:53 PM

Lol at myself as I am easily entertained! Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 23, 2015 12:55 PM

Oh, I love my almost waist length hair, my eyes, The fact that I can still walk when doctors said I wouldn't. My tenacity. Hmmm, I guess it wasn't as hard as I thought. LOL!!!πŸ˜³πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

Dec 23, 2015 12:56 PM

You go girl!!!! Yep I definitely like you!!!Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 23, 2015 12:57 PM

I'm liking you too!!! Thanks for helping me remember the things I like about me.πŸ’•

Dec 23, 2015 12:59 PM

Anytime, for it won't be long before I will lean on you...(like the song) wish we had a chat room for this community.oh well, text and forums work well too

Dec 23, 2015 1:24 PM

I am hear ANY time you need to lean on me!! I have two shoulders to lean on (just not too hard cause they really hurt.. LOL!!) two hands for you to hold (I'll even Purell them so you don't catch my cold), two ears to listen and a heart to empathize with you. I'm merely a keystroke away. My email address is Ladygirl94@aol.com and you can text me at (516)946-5596.

Dec 23, 2015 1:34 PM

Lololol thanks so much! Email me at tarodgers63@gmail.com or text at 903-714-1644. You can even call , anytime. It is easier when you have a person to walk with. Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 23, 2015 1:38 PM

Awesome!!! I'm here if you need me. Love and light.. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 23, 2015 4:09 PM

Terri, I don't think there is anything that I like at this moment about my body. To be honest, I don't even like wearing a bathing suit because of the amount of scars that I have all over from repeat surgeries. Mom used to tell me they were battle scars or a badge of honor but when you've gone through so much crap that you can tell people what scars are from what surgery, then it's too much.

Dec 23, 2015 6:43 PM

1) deep faith in God
2) gentle caring heart
3) infectious laugh
4) loyalty to others
5) dark brown eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘

Dec 23, 2015 7:37 PM

Amanda, I just know that I know you have a beautiful smile. You are a strong warrior with battle scars ,wear them proudly! Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 24, 2015 11:01 AM

Things I like about myself

1 my compassion for others
2. My empathy for others
3 my mouth that I use to talk to others when they are having problems or to make someone feel good. I like to find something good about someone and tell them it. I like to make people feel good about themselves
4. My ears. That I have the ability to listen to people and really know what is going on in their lives or what is really affecting them. I think everyone wants someone to listen to them
5. My sarcastic nature
6. I am funny
7. I am creative

Dec 24, 2015 11:23 AM

Impressive Profiler, you do make people feel cared for and valued. I have read some of your Post. I am sure you are a hoot to be around, too!!!!! Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 24, 2015 12:05 PM

Okay Terri, I've thought about it and here are a few things that I like about my body:
1. My badges of honor(yes I said it, because each one tells a story)
2. My boobies(might be droopy but they are mine)
3. I have the ability to stand upright and walk
4. Piercing blue/green eyes(they look gray in the light)

Dec 24, 2015 3:36 PM

I'll give this a shot, but...I have no confidence in "me"...hmmm
1 Double colored eyes
2 My enthusiasm
3 Three feeling limbs
4 Ability to wear leggings some days
5 Passion and caring for others

Dec 24, 2015 4:33 PM

Well you just "liked" yourself (smiling).I am proud ms.Ferret! Love and Blessings, Terri

Dec 24, 2015 8:26 PM

Ferret, I Iove your ability to write poetically! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŽ„πŸŽ…

Dec 25, 2015 8:31 PM

A bit late, but anyways

Ten things I am grateful for
1) my hubby who has stood with me no matter my attitude
2) my brilliant son!
3) A flexible work schedule with plenty of paid time off
4) my home that although needs some tlc is mortgage free
5) my best friend who also has fibro and understands completely!
6) an income enough to pay all the bills, and occasionally go do something fun.
7) an internet connection and a computer to connect with those far away
8) running water, heat and plenty of food in the fridge
9) doctors who finally believed me!
10)warm fuzzy socks

And things I love about myself
my caring nature
my creativity
my intelligence (when not in a fog)
my passion for the stuff I care about
my small boobs- because I don't need to wear a bra
my eyes- a deep steel blue

Dec 25, 2015 10:04 PM

Things I like about myself
1. That I am able to get out of bed and stand on my two feet.
2. That I love to take to people and help with their problems.
3. Listening to people's problems, and trying to help them straight ing them out.
3. Able to share food with others in need.
4.Take care of my granddaughter.
Terri what part of Texas are you from I live in Lufkin.

Dec 26, 2015 4:43 PM

My faith in God
My sense of humor
My green eyes
I can't think of anything else

Dec 26, 2015 4:51 PM

Weezie,I live in New Caney bout 20miles south of Cleveland,off hwy69

Dec 26, 2015 4:53 PM

You did great Phoenix, it is the thought that counts, helps is remember something about ourselves other than the chronic pain.. Love and Blessings

Dec 26, 2015 5:15 PM

My gratitude list..
1. My grandson
2. My children & their belief in me
3. My tolerance of pain.
4. My ability to work, and work through my daily pain.
5. Family and their love.
6. Ability to get through each day without always depending on someone.
7. Belief that there are better days.
8. Continued learning anything I can.
9. Photography, as my relaxation. ..going for profession.
10. New employment opportunity.
11. Reading my nook,
12. My new family here...each of you!

Dec 27, 2015 9:40 AM

Annie, that's an awesome list!!! You go, Girl!! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 27, 2015 12:01 PM

Gonna try this again...grateful for a combo of meds that makes me functional, my dog and her fuzziness and cuddles, the hints of sunshine and snow from last week, my passion for writing, running water, a roof to keep warmth inside, close family, songs that lift my spirits, silly movies, a backyard, a myriad of instruments all over my house

Dec 27, 2015 12:24 PM

Awesome, Ferretbandit!! I love it.πŸ’•πŸ˜

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