Things to be Thankful for … courtesy of Sammi

What am I thankful for, you ask??? That’s kind of a confusing question to answer… You see, there are times when I feel I have absolutely nothing to be thankful for… Times I feel the whole world is against me and nothing is going right for me… But then there are times that I remind myself of all the many things I have in my life…

So, what are some of the things I remind myself of??? Well, I could list all the “smaller” things that some of us take for granted, such as a bed, food, a roof over our heads, clothes… You know, those things that we may not think about every day, but are oh so important to daily living… But I’m not going to list those… I’m going to talk about some of the major things I have to be thankful for…

I’m thankful for my family… I may have grown up completely hating them, and ‘knew’ they hated me, too, but I’ve realized that’s not true… My family has done a lot for me, and I’m really appreciative of that…

I am thankful I have friends… Sure, I may not have very many, and I may have a hard time with the few that I do have, but I know they care about me… I’ve pushed them to the brink, and they’ve come right back, time and time again…

I’m thankful for the medical care I get… I have some great physical doctors (ok, a LOT of physical doctors…) that help me… I have a good Pdoc who listens to me… I have a whole team of therapists, nurses, etc to help me through the tough times… And I have medical insurance that covers all of this!!!

I am thankful for my pastor… He has literally and figuratively saved my life in so many ways, so many times… He talks to me like I’m a human and God’s child, not like I am something to be careful around and that nothing negative should ever be said… He has taken me to the hospital when I needed stitches, or tried to kill myself, or just wanted to admit myself… Most importantly, he gets me and helps me anytime, day or night…

The thing I am most thankful for, however, would have to be the love I get from God… I am God’s child and He reminds me of that as often as I will listen… Ok, so there are times I feel He hates me and is out to spite me and just wants to hurt me… But deep down, I always know that’s not true, and no matter how deep of a depression I may get into and how hateful I get, I can always count on Him to help me through and never leave me…

I can’t forget that I’m thankful for MB and this wonderful thing she started with Ask a Bipolar!!! And all you wonderful people who are a part of it!!! Thanks MB!!! 🙂

I am thankful for so many other things, and I have to remind myself of these every day… There are days I have to focus on one simple thing that I am grateful for, and there are days I am able to think of so many things…

~God bless!!!

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