Friday, May 31, 2013

Gratitude for 5/31/2013 and Emotional Needs Getting Met

Today I am grateful for the fact that I have so very much to be grateful for!!  I am also very grateful for feeling stronger emotionally and for feeling like my emotional needs are getting met. I don't feel so "desperate" like I used to feel. I don't have the incessant "cravings" like I used to have for so much, for food, clothing, sex, money etc....I don't feel worked up and needy like I used to feel for so many years. I feel calmer and more grounded now.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gratitude for 5-28-2013 and Nourishment for my Soul

I am so grateful that the opportunity presented itself to me and I could learn to crochet, it nourishes my life, being creative and being able to put together such pretties!!

A couple of years back, I was in Walmart and I bought a kit to learn how to crochet. I love making things with my hands and I wanted to make myself my own scarf, mittens, hat in the colours I wanted to wear.  To say that it was a struggle at first is an understatement. I struggled, couldn't get it right.....this went on for a while until it finally dawned on me that I could look for help online. That search led me to Crochet Talk and that opened doors for me to make just the best girlfriends I have ever had. 

I wish I could fully describe and convey how creating makes me feel. When I gift a piece to someone, their reaction just sends me over the moon so many times.  I just ADORE it and I am grateful DAILY that I can craft.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gratitude for 5-16-2013 and Moving at my Own Pace

Today I am grateful for the fact that I can move at the pace I need to to get stronger, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

I believe that I am getting stronger every single day. I am surrounded by uplifting, nurturing people in person and online. I can not beat that. I just love it.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gratitude for 5-14-2013 and Learning About Nutrition

I am grateful that I am finally learning about nutrition and cooking healthy.

I lost a ton of weight before, I was on a only organic diet. I really dropped the weight but there was so much I couldn't eat. This time I am eating healthier and I am not doing without the foods I enjoy, I simply eat those on occasions and in moderation. They are not what I eat the most, just once in a while. I am getting plenty to eat, I feel full for longer and I am dropping the excess weight much slower this time and that suits me just fine!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gratitude for 5-13-2013 and Responsible Mental Health

Today and every day I am grateful for the fact I and only I am responsible for my mental health.

I get to make my own choices and my own decisions concerning my life. It is a privilege!  I am so grateful that I live a life where I can do this. It certainly makes life a lot more interesting and fun!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gratitude for 5-12-2013 and Overcoming Past Obstacles

Today I am grateful for being able to face situations that unnerved me before and learning how to handle them more graciously today.

I am learning to realize and keep in my brain that everything I do I want it to benefit my mental health. After all, I am responsible for me and only me. And my cat, but that is a story for another day.

I am responsible for every action I preform and for every single word I utter. How I behave is all that I have control over, not the behaviour of others. I have the ability, which everyone has, to respond how I feel I can do to maintain positive mental health for myself. I am responsible for my side of the street and only for my side of the street. How others behave and respond or react is there. I believe that this is not only my responsibility it is also my privilige.

Gratitude for 5-11-2013 and the Loving Mom Role Models I have in my life now!

Today I am grateful for all the positive  and loving "mom" role models I have in my life. They have helped me more than they could ever know!

I get to witness first hand the love between my mom girlfriends and they kids. I get to see it in person and I get to see it online. I just love it, I can't get enough of it!! I just love seeing it, it warms my heart!!!

Gratitude for 5-9-2013 and Being Grateful for This Era in Time in America

Today I am grateful for being born in the US of A and also in this century.

I am just now realizing how behind I am on posting these! I post my gratitude statements on my Facebook page, one in Crochet Talk and on the New Beginnings Church facebook page. I totally brain farted!!

Ok, I am so very grateful to be an American and also to live in a day and age where so many medical procedures are available. I doubt that I would be walking today if I have been born in a different day and time. I underwent very serious and major surgery on my Cervical Spine which is the neck area. A gifted surgeon named Dr.  K. Daniel Riew saved me from complete paralysis. I am forever grateful to be born in this day and age and to be an American.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gratitude for 5-10-2013 and Ending Pending Doom

Today I am grateful to realize that I do not have to live under the impression of pending doom like I did for so many years. Today, I can be happy and enjoy myself, be silly and live a happy life backed up with a positive attitude!

I used to live crisis to crisis, afraid to be happy because I believed that something awful was about to happen. Today I believe that attitude is EVERYTHING!!! Facing any life events with a solid positive attitude is much better and I am finding that I can find humour in most situations and that helps me cope so much better. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gratitude for 5-8-2013 and The Love I Feel in my Life Today.

Today I am grateful for all the positive feedback, love, encouragement and support that surrounds me every single minute of my day.

I truly feel blessed!! I am surrounded by the loveliest people,  people who I know love me because I can feel it! I see it on their faces, in their feedback, in their voices. I love how my life is today, I am very grateful for how my life is today and I am grateful that I can make it even better!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Gratitude for 5-7-2013 and Being Able to Exercise

Today I am grateful for being able to walk and get the exercise I need.

I went to Physical Therapy this morning, I did my exercises and 3 minutes on the bike, then running errands this morning walking around one of the small local towns here, the bank, I got a small sandwich at Subway, walked to the post office, down to the bank, across the parking lot to Country Mart. I am glad I did it, but my legs are worn out!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Gratitude for 5-6-2013 and Healing My Self-Esteem

Today I am grateful for all the chances I get to heal my self-esteem.

Self-esteem is so critically important to a person, I believe that it is your foundation! If it is frail, you are frail, if it is damaged, I believe that you are damaged. But the very best news is that your self-esteem does NOT have to remain that way. There are very easy and profoundly important things you can do to help yourself get your self-esteem healthier.

This article is helpful and there are kazillions more online!!

8 Suggestions for Strengthening Self-Esteem When You Have Depression

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gratitude for 5-5-2013 and Grateful for Being Able to Rest up When I Need To!!

Today I am grateful for the fact that I get the time to rest up if I need to!!

Being on disability has it's pros and cons, like anything does. I am grateful that if I need to chill out and rest up, I can. And believe me when I say that I am very grateful for that!!

Gratitude for 5-3-2013 and What a Happy Life I Am Living Now!!

Today I am grateful for how beautifully my life is shaping up!!  I am grateful that I get to focus on my crafts and that I get to make pieces I love and others also like and want! That just blows me away, it is such an honour to make something people want to pay money for and they wear them on their bodies or give as gifts to people they love! WOW!!!!

I didn't post this yesterday because a girlfriend of mine picked me up ay 6 AM and we went garage sale-ing with another girlfriend and when we got in about early afternoon I was flat out BUSHED!!! I made out like a bandit! I found several blouses, a lovely raincoat in fantastic shape, a rolling pin and 3 fantastic afghans!! I got the afghans for 10 bucks total! I still can not believe it!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gratitude for 5-2-2013 and the Gift of Sight

Today I am grateful for the Gift of Sight!

Because of sight I can drink in the beauty that surrounds me. Flowers blooming, beautiful birds, my kitty's expression when I scratch his chin........All the different shades of green that occur naturally, the food I cook, the clothing I wear. The happy pictures I get to see that my friends post to the Internet, the faces of my friends I get to see in person!!

Vision is a precious gift!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gratitude for 5-1-2013 and The Infinite Variety of Beads

Today I am grateful for all the different types of beads that I get to play with!!

Beads come in different textures, colours, sizes and materials. You can buy beads that are clear, opaque, paper, clear solid, of glass, gemstones, plastic, bone, porcelain.....................and I think I am accidentally leaving some materials out!

There are kazillions of bead stores, websites and other vendors and we only have the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what is available in the world. And since there is so much variety, that means that what an artist puts together is endless also!