This is only my 4th post on the 7th day of the blogging challenge.
It’s difficult to come up with something to write every day. 😛
I have been thinking about gratitude again this last week, as I spent almost a week crashing at other people’s homes while there was a heatwave going on and my a/c was broken (again? still? WTF?).
I have realized that I often talk about negative things. It seems that I want to write more when I’m trying to work through something negative than I do when I’m feeling good.
I guess when I’m feeling good or happy or content (or somewhat manic, even) I am DOING things rather than writing about them.
But I know that expressing gratitude and good emotions is also important to keep on an even keel.
So, today, I am most grateful for my BFF and the fact that even though we haven’t hung out together as much in the last 3 years or so (and sometimes things have been strained), that she is still there for me, and she let me use her place while she was out of town for the last 4 nights.
I’m also grateful for another friend that put me up for a couple of nights last week.
I’m grateful for internet service (especially since I may be losing it soon. . . .). Being able to connect on the internet is a really big deal for me. There have been points in the past where I was unable to speak to people in real life or to pick up a phone, but I was able to communicate online. Sometimes it was through using libraries/free services and sometimes from my home, but the ability to communicate instantly in writing has been critical to me at various points. There are so many internet communities and mini-communities that have become important, no VITAL, to me.
I am grateful that I have an apartment. The period from Sept 2006-March 2008 was not a comfortable one. I complain about this place a lot, but it is so much better than sleeping on a friend’s floor and/or renting a room in someone else’s house.
I am grateful that my daughter has grown up to be a fantastic person despite having me as a mom.
I am grateful for my resilience.
What are you grateful for right now?