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Thanksgiving blessings

Nov 26, 2015 8:34 AM

I don't read the posts every day, and I reply even less frequently; but I feel like I know some of you. It's sort of like riding the elevator together frequently: a lot of ups and downs. Mostly I see you at the end of my day when we are all tired and aching and heading down.... πŸ˜‰

In any case, you don't really know me; but I want to wish you all a day of Thanksgiving blessings. I know that for as bad as I feel some days, I can always feel worse - so I'm thankful that I don't. And I'm thankful that there is a place where people who are in pain don't feel alone. And I'm thankful that all of you found it. And I am sending up a special prayer for a pain and stress free day fo all of us today! God Bless, and Happy Thanksgiving! Have a beautiful day!!!

Nov 26, 2015 8:40 AM

It has been a new blessing for me to find this group, which I am very grateful for. Wishing everyone a Healthy, safe, Happy Thanksgiving....I hope everyone has as close to a pain free day as they possibly can. ... that is my Thanksgiving wish for you today. Gentle hugs for each of you

Nov 26, 2015 8:40 AM

What a wonderful message. I remember when you introduced yourself to the pain family and welcoming you here along with many others. It's good to hear from you again and know that you do check in and follow the posts, etc. I hope that they help you through your days and that you also find support in our words and have found answers to questions you may have had. I wish you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 26, 2015 2:05 PM

I pray you have a lite to no pain on this day of Thanksgiving DoUFeelLikeIDo!

Nov 27, 2015 9:36 AM

Thanks {{{MoparMom}}} it was a good day - I hope your day was as well! 😊

Nov 27, 2015 10:49 AM

Yes, it really was. Spent time with family and taught my daughter how to make my mashed potato's and I finally perfected my peanut butter fudge! It was a good day! Hope your day today is lite to no pain today as well! Gentle hugs and prayer's πŸ’•πŸ™{{{DoU}}}

Nov 28, 2015 9:25 PM

And blessings for you too! I prayed thanking God for you all and I'm asking Her helps each of us find a better pain level. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 29, 2015 9:34 AM

Peanut butter fudge sounds so yummy! πŸ˜‹
Thank you both for the prayers and (((hugs))) and I am so thankful for finding this app and the invite to come into this community! I mostly live alone and it's too easy to dwell on things when there's no one to talk to who understands...
With winter and the holidays it's always a bit harder. This year a little more so, since we lost my dad in January. He was in home hospice and the Christmas decorations came down the day he died. Oh, and he looked so much like Santa that children would follow him around in stores...
Trying hard not to be sad and get up the strength to put up decorations this year! So thank you all for being "here!" I'm praying for you that the warmth in your hearts relieves the pain in your bodies. πŸ™πŸ»
I'm feel like there's got to be a beatitude for those whose bodies ache...! πŸ’•πŸŒΊ

Nov 29, 2015 10:02 AM

DoUFeelLikeIDo, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I've been through it with losing my mom in'99. And my brother in law died 4 days before Thanksgiving, 4 years ago. This was the first year my sister really enjoyed Thanksgiving again. She was getting depressed and I told her that her hubby would want her to celebrate and enjoy his favorite holiday. She really enjoyed it and we all shared our own find memories of him, which also helped her laugh, rather than cry.

Take everything a day at a time, and try to remember the wonderful memories of your dad at the holidays. Over time it gets easier and more enjoyable, because as all the little memories begin to return, the bad & sad memories begin to diminish. Just today a forgotten memory of my mom returned, where she accidentally grabbed a used lotion bottle and wrapped it up instead of the new one. We all had a good laugh over it.

Hugs for you, & I'll be praying for you & your family. A minute, an hour, a day... One step at a time. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 29, 2015 10:13 AM

Thanks {{{Flappys}}} for sharing that - it made me laugh because it sounds like something I would do! Lol 😜
You are right, of course and I'm really working on that. He really had no patience for sadness - he grew up in a funeral home! - and would be telling me to just get over it already; but he was really a big sentimental softy underneath it all, himself.

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