Today I find myself in a situation where I NEED to take some time out from my whirlwind life to remind myself of things I am thankful for right at this moment in time, because, to be blunt, life is bloody hard!
The love of a fur child
I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to spend another day, hour, minute and second with my fur-child, Miss Puppy K, who suffered liver and kidney failure at the end of 2015. Given days to live, I’m cherishing every single snuggle, snort and lick at the moment until the time comes and my heart breaks. She’s a stubborn little trooper, just like her human mummy, who has astounded us all – the vet included. We are taking one day at a time.
A restful nights sleep
The second thing I am thankful for is a good nights sleep. I’ve had some shitty nights, some which have left me questioning whether I’ve been suffering from sleep apnea all this time as I’ve caught myself waking gasping for air a number of times. But last night I had a good night and woke up today rested and refreshed. For that I am thankful for.
I am thankful for are my friends. Thank you to friends both close and afar who have persisted with me and remained friends, even though I have been neglectful and distant since D’s accident. I am heartened by those who understand and stick with me. I love you and I cannot wait to party with some of you at my rapidly nearing hens night and wedding!
My Mum is strong. She is brave. She is wise. She is bloody stubborn and independent. She has been through a lot, she has survived, and she has taught me so much in the process.
I don’t see my Mum a lot, but when I do the time just flies as we chat for hours about… anything and everything under the sun (and we still run out of time).
And lastly, but certainly not least, I am thankful for my beautiful nieces. My niece Charlotte just turned 7, of which has left me in a state of disbelief. Where has the last 7 years gone? How can she be 7? How can the last time I saw her before her recent birthday been January? Where the hell has 2015 gone? But seriously, being an aunty rocks, and I love my little ranga nieces to bits! Life would be incomplete without them.
Now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for this week, or even today? I’d love to hear it.
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