August 11, 2017

I was so excited to read all of your sweet and supportive comments last week about starting this linkup/series. A lot of people mentioned how your outlook can really change how you experience things, and that is what I hope to do with these posts. I would love to you to linkup with me as often as you would like or to just share what you’re thankful for in the comments.

This week I was down for the count. I was not feeling too well so I pretty much hibernated in my apartment all week. But there is so much to be thankful for. Having a respiratory infection is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it really makes you appreciate your health. I’m thankful for:

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1. Health Insurance. When I woke up with a sore throat on Tuesday, I was able to go to the doctor without even thinking about it. I was able to go to the store afterward and buy the pain relievers and medicine that the doctor suggested to me. Being sick is expensive and I am so thankful that I was able to go to the doctor and get what I need — and then go home to rest. And I have that great health insurance because Nick works so hard. As much as the Navy sucks sometimes, I’m thankful that it gives us healthcare.

2. Tea. I am a loyal coffee drinker, but I know I’m sick when all I want is tea. Luckily I do enjoy tea and have a bunch of it. It makes me feel so much better when I don’t feel well.

3. My apartment. I absolutely love where Nick and I live. It’s just the right size for us, and we have made it very cozy. Some days I don’t want to go anywhere — and this week, I didn’t.

4. My job. I didn’t work for a long time but I’m thankful for a flexible work from home job. Even though I wasn’t feeling well this week, I was still able to get my work done because I can do it whenever I want.

5. TV and books. I basically alternated between binge watching TV and reading this week. I canceled everything I was supposed to do and just stayed home. And I’m not going to lie, while being sick sucks, watching TV all day once in a while doesn’t.

6. I’m thankful to live somewhere where it’s always warm. I love being warm!

7. My friend J, who used to live in Hawaii with me but now lives on the east coast. I texted her that I wasn’t feeling well and she told me exactly what soup to get from which place near me. And nothing has ever tasted so good or made me feel so much better while I’m sick. She always has the best advice so I’ve learned to listen to her 😉

Linkup below! Feel free to use my image in your post, but you sure don’t have to.

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5 responses to “The Gratitude Book (vol 2)”

  1. I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, friend! Hope you’re feeling better!!

  2. Ick, hope you’re back to feeling better asap. Yes, good health insurance is awesome. We have great insurance too and I definitely take it for granted sometimes!

  3. Jen says:

    Yes!!! Health insurance is a big one for me. Too often people take for granted what they have. I am grateful everyday for the insurance we have.

  4. Audrey says:

    Oof. I hope you’re feeling better now. I’m glad you have the flexibility and means to get yourself some comforts and to take the time you need to recover! That’s definitely something to be thankful for!

  5. Rachel G says:

    Hope you’re feeling better now! Health insurance is definitely something to be grateful for! And your job sounds like just the right job for your current stage of life! Mostly I’m just grateful for the baby all the time…lots of other things to but baby has been my #1 for the past nearly two months! 🙂

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