Ooo ooo ooo, wanna hear a joke? I came across this joke earlier this week and thought it was hilarious! Ok, so what do you call someone who likes to torture himself by learning something very difficult and not very useful?…a graduate student. Ba dum tss! Awww c’mon, it was funny! I’m sure Ms. Tina would’ve gotten a chuckle out of it. Anyways, joke time over, on to the post for today!
Every year I decline getting the flu shot which is probably not the smartest decision I continually make being as though I work in healthcare but I digress. In hindsight, I probably should have gotten it because ya girl has been bedridden for the last 4 days. Now that I think about it, we’re not currently in flu season (fun fact: flu season runs from October to about April/May; stay woke) so I highly doubt it was that; but whatever virus, bacteria, or useless scape-pigeon that managed to get me sick this past week, thunda fiyah you. Y’all I sincerely thought I was going to die. As I laid on my [then] death bed, I started to go through everything in my life that I was thankful for. I mean, if those few days I was sick were going to be my last on earth, I thought it appropriate to give thanks for the life I’ve lived thus far.
Whether I want it to or not, life moves extremely fast and changes without a moment’s notice. While I make conscience efforts to “check-in” with myself and make sure I’m on the right path mentally, it’s also important that I stop long enough to give thanks to every experience, person, and memory I have garnered and will continue to foster as I grow.
I am deeply thankful for life and good health. There is always a possibility that I will not see tomorrow so I’m beyond grateful that I’m here, in good health, sharing this very (if you take time to deep that life is a limited gift) mind-blowing earth with you all.
I am extremely grateful for my incredibly understanding and accepting friends and family who put up with my dramatics and flaws and genuinely care about my well-being. Their actions continually demonstrate that they value my life equal to their own and I’m so appreciative of everyone who keeps me whole.
I am thankful for my body. Nature has produced many wondrous things, but nothing’s more amazing to me than the human body. The things my body is able to do, able to produce, is unbelievable. I’m thankful for every scar, curve, bruise, bend, and fullness of my body.
I’m grateful for my job and the opportunities it provides me. It’s pretty amazing that I can look into my wallet and see that I have money to invest in the things that make me happy. I’m thankful that I don’t have to stress about not being able to afford certain experiences. I am grateful to my job for providing me not only financial stability but also providing me with a network of outstanding people that continuously push me professionally.
Most importantly, I am blessed to exist in a life where I have the opportunity to help others in whatever capacity they need help. It doesn’t have to be a special day on the calendar for you to acknowledge all that you’re thankful for. How about you start now? Drop a comment with 1 thing that you’re thankful for this Thursday! Until next time xxx bisous ღ