A Thought Of Gratefulness


“Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” ―Margaret Cousins

I decided today that I would change the focus.  With everything that is happening around the world, country, neighborhood, backyard, it is so easy to be distraught. Yes, I sometimes am guilty of listening to too much news.

Other times I am focused on myself, depression, boredom, lack of interest in many areas. I find that when I am in that vein of thought it can turn into a never ending cycle, one that is hard to break free from.

This morning as is many mornings my dog waits to hear me moving in the bedroom.  She lays near the hallway just waiting for me to come her way.  She then proceeds to stand up, tail wagging, she knows there is a treat for her if she waits.  There isn’t a day go by that I don’t laugh at something she does.

Also I am so grateful for my best friend. He is a big help at this time with doing things that I cannot do because of mobility issues.  We sit and visit, if there is a hockey game we will watch, also when there is curling you can be sure we are watching.

I look around me and I really cannot complain, food to eat, clothes to wear, a roof above my head, and many other things.

I know that there are many at this time who are facing tremendous pressures, lack of finances to pay the rent, buy food. Also facing a horrible decision of whether to send their children to school.

Truly my heart goes out to all those families, friends, co-workers, etc., who have lost someone they love due to this pandemic. I send sincere condolences to them.

So dear reader this writer is so grateful! I also pray for all those going through the battles at this time!

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  1. ashleyleia

    Animals are so perfect for grounding in the now without getting caught up in the craziness of the world.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I totally agree!
      My dog really keeps me from hitting a severe depression.

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  2. inspirechief

    Animals are always there for us when we need them most. Their love is unconditional. Being grateful for what we have will keep us moving forward. Thank you. Take care.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you for your vote of confidence!

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  3. cheriewhite

    There’s just something about pets that bring you lots of happiness! I have two dogs and they keep a smile on my face!

    By the way, I’ve nominated you for the Small Joys Tag Award. I should have it posted in just a few minutes.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      yes, my dog always finds a way to make me laugh. Sometimes we have to talk in code, she recognizes too many words. She is very impatient and will let you know to hurry up, she will bark or whimper. What a dog!

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      1. cheriewhite

        She sounds like my dogs! Especially Roxie, she’s a little diva-dog! 😂

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