Its been a long, long time since I did Thankful Thursdays. But it is a Thursday, and I caught myself being particularly thankful this morning and thought I should write about it.
#1 I sleep. Every night. I’m not sure when my sleeping streak actually started but I feel like its been about 2 months of sleeping through the night. And it makes a huge difference!
#2 I breathe—deeply and without wheezing. I had been having a really hard time with my breathing earlier and now with a dehumidifier, allergy medicine and an inhaler that my friend gave me I breathe much better at home and even when I don’t, its easy to fix.
#3 I care about issues and people I never used to care about. I remember arriving in Boston completely confused and frustrated with liberal Christians obsessed with social justice. In hindsight I’m glad that I have been a part of the faith communities that I have that have helped me to see so many things that seem obvious to me now. I don’t find the word “progressive” dirty anymore.
#4 (I know this always makes the list but) I love my job! I love the people I work with and I’m so happy I decided to start my career here.
#5 I dance. My friend let me teach her the follow part in swing dancing so I can try learning the lead. We only danced for an hour and it was just the basics but it was so nice to dance again, even if I was tripping over my feet trying to lead.
#6 I eat. I have found food here that I really like that doesn’t upset my stomach and is cheap. I have my special noodle lady, fruitshake lady, Papaya salad lady, Bubble tea ladies, chicken/fish stall couple, pepper dip lady, etc.
#7 I laugh with friends. Although I’d say my social circle is still relatively small it is nice to have a few people that I can sit with and laugh and really enjoy.
#8 My younger sister passed the Virginia State Bar and got a new job as magistrate! So happy for her!
#9 I live in the most beautiful place in the world. If you know me at all you know I am not a hot weather person, or a beach person (LP isn’t beach-y at all though). So, that I am literally delighted every time I have to be outside by the scenery here says a lot. Even when its still 80 degrees in November.
#10 Virginia went blue!!!!!!!
#11 Successful Bible study Google+ Hangout with the sisters last weekend…well, mostly successful with technical difficulties.
#12 Grace. My friend, Grace, haha, not grace (although, I am always very very thankful for that). She has provided me with every kind of support imaginable here and talked me out of my craziness and struggling on many many occasions.
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