Am I Really Thankful?

I continue to recover from Bronchitis and rarely cough. My steroid medication is finished but I’m still taking Mucinex. Now, I’m feeling pain in my throat and it feels swollen. I’m starting to gargle with salt water to see if it will take care of it. If not, I’ll be seeing the doctor or nurse practitioner tomorrow.

I’m doing everything I can to get ready for the visit to see my new grandchild. The due date is next week and I’m feeling so nervous that I won’t be ready. I certainly can’t go there with anything contagious. Protecting the little baby is the most important thing. Being a grandmother is so amazing!

January is flying by and all I’ve been doing is trying to get over a bad infection. It certainly is hard when I’m already immunocompromised. But, this is the chronic life.

My mind wants me to have a pity party. I haven’t been able to accomplish much in this new year. I’ve just been surviving, one day at a time. But, I’m intentionally working to be thankful. I really have tons to be thankful for.

In my journal, I’m writing down the things that I’m thankful for. As I write, there seems to be no stopping place. Being thankful brings about more thankfulness. It’s a wonderful path to be on and an amazing habit to develop. I can’t say that I’m thankful every day, but I know that it gets easier and easier.

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January is National Thank You month. I didn’t know that in year’s past, but it’s the perfect month. In January, we traditionally write thank-you notes for all the gifts we received for Christmas. Who do you need to say thank you to? If you’re like me, there are lots of people who have been a blessing in your life. Why not say thank you?

Here are some easy ways to be thankful and say thank you:

  • Thank God in prayer.
  • Send a note to a friend or loved one.
  • Give a small gift.
  • Share your time.
  • Volunteer
  • Make a donation
  • Give a hug
  • Thank a mailman, delivery person, etc with a soda or candy bar.
  • Journal things you’re thankful for

What ways do you think are fun to show thanks? Enjoy being thankful.

@2022, copyright Lisa Ehrman

2 thoughts on “Am I Really Thankful?”

  1. Thank you…for your inspiring posts. I hope you get to see your new grandbaby next week. Yes, being a grandmother has made my life come full circle. I love my husband, I love my kids, but the love for my grandchildren is something different. I adore them.

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