Oh boy, a week into the new year and I am already behind on the gratitude project. I have a good reason, the darn gallbladder. It has been ugly, very ugly. On the brightside, his days are numbered and then I will be free of him and his ugly ways. Funny how I think the old gb is a he.
Okay, so even though I didn't post here, I did make a mental note to be grateful. One of these days I will get my journal done (again blaming the gb for that one) and will actually put my daily gratitude ramblings there. Until then, I am sorry, but anyone who happens to stop by is subject to them.
So Monday, I was just so stinking sick. I don't know that there is too much to be grateful in that, but I thought about it and tried to see the silver lining. This will probably sound silly, but I am grateful for the weightloss I have managed to achieve through this mess. I have been battling some weight issues for, well, I guess my whole life, but the last year or so, I have been at an all time high. It has been depressing at times. As a vicious circle, it was brought on by health issues and has made other health issues worse. So anyway, I am down about 17 pounds now and am inspired by the lowering numbers to acutually work hard to keep the momentum going and keep up with the healthier eating I have been forced to adopt. I am grateful to be getting healthier despite being sick.
Now, for Tuesday (and yeah, since I am on night shift, even though it is now technically Wednesday, it is still Tuesday to me)- today, I was especially grateful for shelter in the storms, figuratively and literally. We had horrible storms last night. As I laid in bed listening to the rain literally pound the house, I was grateful for our home that stands strong and shelters us through the many storms that pass over.