Got my stitches out today and all is healing well. I have about 7lbs to lose after my 2 weeks of sitting around. I can drive again and in a few weeks should be back in sneakers. Look out 7lbs, I’m coming! I hope to be able to bear more weight on them soon, as I have an audition the first week of December. Looking forward to this weekend as Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday because there is no religious connection to it at all; Just food, friends and family.
More than ever I am so thankful for my home, my health, my family and friends. I am truly blessed in so many ways. I’ve been through the deaths of many family members and close friends in the recent past, many of whom were way to young to die. It certainly has brought a deeper meaning to appreciating what you have. Telling those you love that you love them while you have them. More importantly showing them how much you love them with acts of kindness, forgiveness, compassion, affection and encouragement. Value what is most important – the relationships that support who you are on a daily basis. Make certain those you love know unequivocally that you love them. No one is promised tomorrow.
Don’t argue over petty things at gatherings; enjoy one another’s company. If that means banning topics such as religion and politics, do so. Maybe sing together – there is something about joining voices that brings people closer and raises everyone up.
I am thankful for my new connections with other survivors, past and new friends and the potential currently spinning in the universe to see justice for many. Even when you are depressed and fighting negative feelings you can find things to be thankful for. If you can’t ask someone for help and believe me they will show you that you have more blessings in your life than you realize.
Tomorrow night we are going to see one of the largest light shows in our area Prairie Lights – something we have always enjoyed doing together. We are doing our Thanksgiving on Friday for numerous reasons. Our menu will be a cross of traditional and eclectic. I will post the recipes people really enjoy on the blog and on the recipe page to share. Some of these will be more health conscious than others, LOL, but like everything food related – MODERATION is the key. After our meal we will start the tree decorating with our friends and family there. As we come from different backgrounds we have an interesting secular, Chanaristmas tree. Being raised in a Jewish home I was always jealous of the Christmas tree and I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me having one of my own now and waking up in the mornings, having coffee by the twinkling tree lights – looking at all the memory filled ornaments. Pictures of all will follow.