Things I'm Grateful For
(in no particular order)
- Followers. I noticed this morning that I have a new follower which means that I now have 60! This is really exciting for me. I truly appreciate the support and advice that I receive from your comments as well as from following all of your blogs. Sometimes it is easy to feel all alone when you are going through this and knowing that I have an army of sisters (mostly - I think there are a couple of guys) out there going throught the same thing is somehow comforting and helps sustain me when I am feeling frustrated with my slow losses, or have questions about what I am experiencing. You all make me laugh, you make me cry, and you educate me in ways that I did not know were possible. So, this year, I am grateful for all of you.
- Weight loss. I lost a whopping 1/2 lb. this week. It is not a lot, but given the endless orgy of food I am surrounded by at my office lately from homemade fudge and cookies to catered lunches and cocktail parties it is a small miracle that I have not gained. I give a great deal of credit to my band for keeping me in check. I am still trying to determine if I am over-filled but I suppose if there was a time to be, this is it.
- My job. After struggling through 9 months of job hunting and endless interviews it is nice to finally have somewhere stable to come every day. I work with a great bunch of people who are good at what they do and are easy to get along with. That is a small miracle in and of itself.
- My family and friends. Yes, they may be crazy and they stress me out on ocassion, but I know they are my biggest supporters. I know that when I am in a jam, I can count on them to help me out or provide a comforting word. And, while I have only shared my news about the band with my mother, husband and best friend, I know that many more would be supportive if I let them in. I just guess I have to go at my own pace.
- The roof over my head, clothes on my back, food on the table, and the car that I drive. While I might hate - and curse - my location (I now have a 75 mile round trip commute to the office every day) I have to be grateful for the shelter, the warmth, and the comfort of having a home and all the things I need when there are so many out there that are struggling to keep or find the same thing. I would be supremely arrogant of me not to recognize how fortunate I am to have the things I have. It is my most fervent wish that everyone be so blessed.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday as we approach the last couple of weeks of this holiday season. What are you grateful for???