What I am grateful for....

For me, even though they drive me crazy at times, I am grateful for my 2 boys. I almost died giving birth to the first and had numerous miscarriages before him and it was a struggle to stay pregnant with both of my boys. I am grateful for my mom, dad, and brother who, have tried to the best of their abilities, help me through all this. I am grateful for my job, even though it's not even close to my ideal, the hours work and no weekends, holidays, or off shifts and am grateful in this economy to be making money to help support the boys to the best of my ability. I am grateful for my DS friends and the support I get through here. I have met, in person, some wonderful people I would not have met otherwise. To know we are all dealing and doing the best we can is the best inspiration anyone can ask for. This may sound very weird but I am grateful this happened, not because it happened as I would not wish this pain on any family or person, but it has changed me and made me realize I need to stand on my own and make the best of what is dealt to me. It made me realize what the hell I married and what I will NOT accept in the future. There are many other things I am grateful for, as well but it's 7:30 am and I am still not fully awake. Thanks for reading.
Posted this in a thread, as well just to see what others might be grateful for.  May edit in the future to add more.
 
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

I know what you mean about gratitude. It is what pulls me through.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Thanks for the encouragement. Your positive spin on things actually helpled me today!!! Hugs to you. I am grateful for the same things.:)
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wow, this is nice! Sometimes we do have to take time for an attitude of gratitude. I think it\'s very necessary, and healing. So often we focus on the negative, and if it\'s something we are powerless in changing, it\'s almost non-productive, after a certain point. It\'s good to review, what\'s not working, but not good to obsess, cuz it just restirs up all those old, negative,hurtful emotions.

But I\'m glad at least you have a brother and parents, who are supportive. Some day, girl, I\'m hoping to meet you! I look forward to that day! I really do!
solongbye
solongbye

Sometimes the good is buried so far back when all you\'re seeing is crap. I\'m grateful that you\'re here and that you are such a caring friend.
deleted_user
deleted_user

great gratitude journal.. I am grateful you know what NOT to accept in the future...I am learning that, too. ((((((L)))))) Xoxoxo
deleted_user
deleted_user

outstanding, L. I am personally greatful to have a good friend like you, too. Glad to see you journaling and moving forward. Take care and giant hugs! ((((L))))
GeocacherNY
GeocacherNY

gratitude goes a long way