Things to be Thankful for … courtesy of Catherine

Must say this will probably be the easiest post that I will ever have to write.

First and foremost I am most thankful for my wonderful, healthy and happy family.  Many of us, (myself included, tend to take this for granted).

Good health and happiness are not always a given in life and I truly believe in being thankful for this on a daily basis.

I am so very thankful for my husband who loves me unconditionally faults, bipolar and all. I am truly one of the luckiest women in the world! I am thankful every week he comes home safe. He is a long haul contractor and drives a truck to the east coast and back each week.

I have a mental illness; Bipolar1/Mixed Episodes, ADD and Panic Disorder. While I would never wish a mental illness on anyone, I have learned to live with it and have even found ways to help other people who struggle with mental illness.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention ALL the wonderful and supportive people I have met online on fantastic sites such as this one.  There are many people who are housebound for a multitude of problems and if it weren’t for sites like this and others they would get no treatment, help or resources at all.

I know that many of you are aware that I am facing some serious medical problems at this time.  For those of you who don’t I’ll give brief

Synapses. I have chronic neck and back pain.  The doctors are starting to realize that the problem could be a bit more serious than they 1st thought, so I’ve been referred to a neurosurgeon.  I’m thankful that there are doctors who have dedicated their careers to this field of medicine so they can diagnose and treat my medical problem.

So, all in all I have quite a bit to be thankful for.  I know a lot of people might look at all the things that I am thankful for and see only negative side but I believe if you try you can find some positive aspects in any negative situation.

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