Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thankful

Artwork by Kaitlyn McCane.

Lately, things (like usual) are a little crazy. I did have another post ready, but it's all about patience, which is just plan boring. Maybe I'll post it Friday or next week. I wanted to discuss being thankful. I think in our crazy lives we tend to push this feeling a side or we let other feelings dominate. This week is no exception in the chaos of life. My daughter is going to be getting a simple dental procedure on Thursday. It's a simple cavity fill, but the past two times we went she had an all out freak out session (think exorcism). So, she now has to go under sedation to have it done. I'm sure everything will be fine, the medication is common, but that doesn't stop the all-too-real-nightmares that haunt me. Mix this with PMS (I know TMI) and my natural case of pessimism and you get formula for the black hole of self doubt and insecurity.

Here's where I'm going with this. With all that happens, we sometimes tend not to say we appreciate and are extremely thankful for what we have and what others have done for us. I am thankful for what I have, where I am in my life, and where I'm at on this wild, roller coaster journey. I'm extremely thankful for those who continue to advise and put up with me. I would not be here if it wasn't for them. I'm finally at the point where challenge is good. I'm not running from it or thinking it means I'm a complete failure. I'm now seeing it as a learning tool to push myself even harder than I ever have before.  So thank you. I hope these folks don't mind, but I need to mention them because they are awesome and they put up with my nonsense. Especially over the past couple of weeks.





We all have our days. There will be good and bad ones so having an amazing support team helps, just make sure you thank them.
Thanks guys!
Of course, there are a ton of other people who help me in so many ways. Thank you too!!
Oh and sorry, I didn't get to do the Third Campaigner challenge. My brain is too busy outlining and brainstorming another novel. Yeah, you heard me.

So what or who are you thankful for?

Have a great day!!

15 comments:

  1. I'm definitely thankful for all the friends I made online. I couldn't manage this writing journey without you all!

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  2. I know exactly how your daughter feels about the dentist. I wish I could find a dentist who would sedate me.

    I'm thankful that my crit partner puts up with my insanity otherwise I'd be floundering in this writing chaos.

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  3. Best wishes to your daughter.

    I'm thankful for the people who can talk sense into me when I feel like I'm useless :-)

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  4. Hope the sedation helps your daughter endure the dentist's drill! You just reminded me to be thankful my daughter has been such a trouper about the dentist. She just had a root canal as well as caps on three of her baby teeth in a series of weekly dental visits--all with with no complaint. (I'm not thankful about the weak tooth enamel she inherited from her dad, however.)

    I'm thankful for so many online friends who've cheered me on through the dozens of times I've wanted to quit.

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  5. I agree, very thankful for the folks I've 'met' on line who have all been amazingly helpful. Maybe I should do a post about them...hey! Thanks for the idea :)

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  6. Ah! cute cat pic there. :) Sorry to hear the dentist is such a traumatic experience for your daughter. It really is that way for a number of people. But I'm glad you have a wonderful support team! Yay! That does help so much.

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  7. Oh my goodness, girl, what a surprise!! um, I'm pretty sure we'd all agree there is no nonsense to put up with--you are a lovely person! THANK YOU!

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  8. I don't know where I'd be without my online support team. And I certainly didn't notice any nonsense. I can probably out do you any day. :)

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  9. I agree. Being thankful is definitely key.

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  10. Your daughter will be fine!
    And I think my post today covered thanfulness.

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  11. That's what friends are for! And I like your mindset ; )

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  12. I'm thankful for bloggers like you, who remind me to take a minute and be grateful for the blessings in my life. Thanks, Christine!

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  13. I know all those people and you're right, they are awesome.

    Sending you good vibes for your daughter's procedure.

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  14. Oh goodness! What a surprise- as usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short on this post, but there is no need to thank me (although I do appreciate it). We started this journey together girl- and, you've haven't been crazy...

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  15. I think it's great to take time to be thankful! I know that sometimes it's so easy for me to get caught up in what I don't have, rather than what I do have. And it's ridiculous because I'm a quite fortunate person. I'm grateful for my family, my friends, my place in grad school, and a world that enriches me at every turn.

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