Weekly Gratitude List (September 7, 2018) #TToT

I’m extremely tired and don’t feel like writing. I’m also falling into the trap that killed my other blog, taking it too seriously. That is, I can’t keep from comparing myself to “influencers”, which I am not and will never be. It’s a sad truth, but to be truly influential these days you need to be able to create visual content, which I, being blind, can’t do.

As a result of all this, I’m feeling a bit sad today. This makes me even more unmotivated to look at the bright side and create a gratitude list, but I’m going to try anyway. Here, hence, is my weekly gratitude list.

1. A nice walk with my husband on Sunday. I’ve had trouble sticking to an exercise routine over the past week. In other words, I’ve not been on the elliptical at all. For this reason, I’m extra glad my husband offered to go on a walk with me.

2. The new intern at day activities. She’s nice and seems very competent.

3. A good visit with my in-laws on Tuesday. We had a power outage, so I texted my mother-in-law whether I could stay with them to do some computer work. My husband’s 16-year-old cousin was staying at my in-laws and she was delighted to see me.

4. Nice food. We didn’t have the most high-class meals this past week, but I don’t like those anyway. My husband makes delicious pasta – very simple but so good. I also have been eating a ton of fruit lately.

5. Still another day that the weather was good enough to wear a skirt. I wrote a few weeks ago that we’d probably passed the last day for the year that I could wear a skirt, but Wednesday was a surprisingly warm day. I loved it. Thursday was chilly and rainy, but today has been okay too.

6. My home support and mental health staff. I wasn’t feeling very well yesterday – very tired, confusd and dissociated. My support worker noticed and was trying to help me as much as she could. I rang my mental health team eventually. The on-call nurse didn’t know how to help me, but offered to leave a message with my nurse rpactitioner to call me back. He did and he helped me find ways to snap out of the downward spiral.

7. Eating a delicous macaroon today. Because the weather was still nice and we didn’t know whether it’d stay that way (it didn’t), one of the day activities staff took us to the marketplace early this morning. We bought a delicious cookie for everyone and I chose a macaroon. It was sweet, but oh so delicious!

8. Horseback riding again. The weather was okay again in the afternoon, so we actually went outside. It was so lovely. Angie, my horse, did a very good job and the trotting was so much fun.

9. Books. I bought the new Cathy Glass book yesterday and have been greatly enjoying it. For those not familiar with her, Glass is a UK foster carer and writer of memoirs about the children she’s fostered. This new book is really sad so far, but it’s good.

10. Getting so many things I’m thankful for listed even though I originally wasn’t motivated for it. I just had to write that as a separate item to get to ten things. Not that we’re required to do ten things, but it just looked so cool.

Linking up with Ten Things of Thankful as usual.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Gratitude List (September 7, 2018) #TToT

  1. Lizzi, who was the originator of this blog hop, started it as a way for her to fight depression. So many participants can attest to the “magic” of listing things; as you start, it comes more easily.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely list and joining us again this week.

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  2. I couldn’t have said better what the previous three have already contributed… that leaves me the ‘the trap that killed my other blog, taking it too seriously.’

    Very astute observation (of what makes blogging less fun) and is surely the source of most ‘writers blocks’.
    I’m fortunate that the attitude at the TToT has already been one of tolerance for those of us who have never been able to color between the lines.
    good TToT

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  3. I think that we started comparing our own blogs to those of others, we’d stop before beginning. For one thing, no matter what we do in life, there will always be those who can do it better, or we think they can. Comparing oneself to others can really drag a person down.

    While photos, etc. may attract some to a blog, others are going to be attracting to a blog written by someone who is blind (and think, how is that possible), who is determined to look on the bright side, but also admit to what she feels are inadequacies.

    I haven’t eaten a macaroon in years, but the very mention of one makes me want to go have one! That moist coconut, yum!

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