This is a special edition post for 2 reasons, 1. I’m posting on a holiday & 2. Thankful Thursday happens over at Run Sickboy Run as well.
What am I thankful for?
Community: I’m SO thankful for the community that’s formed around me. I spent my teenage years and a good portion of my early 20s wondering if I’d find a group of friends (a community really) that I felt like I really belonged to. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have a community of friends that’s formed around me (instead of my needing to search for one). It’s great to be able to say that whenever I’m feeling stressed or in crisis mode (or any other emotion) that all I need to do is reach out and someone will be there.
Opportunity: My life has provided me some pretty awesome opportunities, so anyone that tells you that living with a disability would be (or is) a complete downer it only looking at it from one angle. I’m thankful that I have people who think of me when an opportunity arises that would be a good fit for me (and for them).
Vocation: I’ll just say this, I’m glad not everyone has to discern their vocation and that their vocation finds them. Other than that, read this.
Vacation: (Looks the same at the item above but it’s much different) My job, as in the main source of my income, doesn’t have paid vacation (or other benefits for that matter) so a vacation isn’t your typical vacation. Even so I’m thankful for the time off. It’s not so great for my bank account but it affords me the time to catch up on things and get in some downtime.
Sleeping In: I love sleeping but I’m particularly thankful for people who decide to sleep in. I’ve been going swimming at least once a week for a few months now & the pool is always far more crowded than I like (even 5 minutes before the place opens). Lately the place has been deserted by the time I’m taking my last laps. I’m hoping this trend continues, selfishly, even if it means getting up early in the winter.
Prospective: I’ve had some pretty crappy days lately; some days I know the reason(s) some days I don’t. It’s not the most awesome thing, especially when you need to keep it together in order to stay on top of my schedule. Thankfully a little prospective has a way of going a long way these day, and I hope I don’t lose this ability anytime soon, like ever.