Wow, can you believe the new year is upon us? As the new year typically brings out the need for personal reflection on the past 12 months I want to take the time to express thanks for various things and people in my life that I don't really feel that have been given their due. I encourage everyone to post in the comments or on your blogs, things that you're also thankful for.
What does this have to do with my weight loss journey? Quite a bit! Having dealt with depression for a long time, satisfying my unhappiness with food or sleep or being anti-social is common. I want to change the tide on this in order to move forward in my journey to become a happier, healthier version of my current self.
This New Years Day, I want to give a shout out to five random things that I'm thankful for at this precise moment. Over coming weeks, I'm going to try to make it a point to acknowledge things I'm thankful for.
1. This Blog. It's probably narcissistic to say this, but I don't really care. I'm thankful for having this blog to share my thoughts and to have a place to interact with people who are either going through things similar or who just want to provide encouragement. I'm thankful for all the WordPress and Thesis tutorials that helped me figure out how to put this together.
2. My Christmas Tree. Silly, I know. But I don't care. New years means I have to bring the tree down, and as I stare at it, I'm warmed by the memories that Christmas trees past holds. Plus, I have penchant for sparkly things, and twinkle lights plus ornaments covered in glitter make me smile.
3. Roof over my head. In this time of economic uncertainty, you can never take for granted things such as a roof over your head and money in the bank. Forget whining about bills- I am extremely thankful that I have everything I need to be comfortable.
4. Coffee. So silly, I know, but to me, this black bitter drink is like sweet nectar to an insect. I guess I should specify and say “Good Coffee” meaning a dark roast of fresh beans made well and with cream. Coffee can warm you when cold, wake you up when tired, be a great friend during conversations or while reading a book. I'm kind of a coffee snob, so don't be offended if I pass on drinking a cup of your Foldgers.
5. You. This goes along with #1, but it's more important than just the knowledge of how to put together the blog. I am thankful for those of you who read and comment, and those who just read silently. I am thankful for kind words of encouragement, and for people who stop me out and about and tell me I'm doing a good job. I'm thankful to have someone to share my thoughts with, and appreciate you for taking the time out of your busy day to read them.
What are some things you're thankful for this week? Please leave your comments and let me hear what you're giving thanks for!