These are just five things I am thankful for in no particular order. I generally like to reflect on such things during Thanksgiving, but it’s important to do this every so often at all times of the year.
The Ability to Learn
Growing up, I struggled severely with social skills. These problems worked their way well into adulthood. However, I at no point needed to settle for staying this way. I worked hard to learn how to overcome these issues. Things aren’t perfect, but they were far better than they were even 15 years ago. I don’t need to settle for abusive relationships, abusive friendships, and people who only focus on what’s wrong with me.
I was born with talents many others consider strange. I love to write, be creative, make things that will entertain. There is so much awful in the world that I see nothing wrong with laughing and laughing often, so I try to create these things. I was blessed with these skills.
With depression being so prevalent some days, I tend to discount my excellent physical health. Although I spent much of my life almost 100 pounds underweight, I have started taking more concern over my physical nature and I feel so much better as a result.
While I have been having many water problems lately, I look up and see a ceiling. I look around me and I see walls. There is a working heater. I have power. This is way more than many other people have, and I’m beyond thankful for this.
The People Around Me
I focus far too heavily on those around me who commit negative acts. Maybe it’s just the negative bias all humans have? I am clearly surrounded by AMAZING humans who I have been torturing with my issues lately. I am so thankful for them, I wish they knew how much that means to me.
Task: Commit an Act of Kindness
This will get accomplished tomorrow as today was pretty busy:
I have a rule when it comes to my wardrobe. If I don’t wear it in a year, it belongs to someone else. I will be donating old sweaters, jackets, and pants to charity in hopes that they aren’t distributed for profit, but rather for those who need them this time of year.
Also in the near future I will be having a fun charity fundraiser of some variety for autism awareness and research, but more on that later.