Friday, August 28, 2015

Gratitude Circle - August 2015

I really do have much reason for gratitude. Thanks go out to monthly Gratitude Circle hosts Vidya Sury and Corinne Rodrigues for reminding me to share. Since I list five things every morning to start my day's journal writing, I'll stick with that format. And if you'd like to join us and link up, here is the badge which you can put on your blog:


I'm actually posting this a day late, but here goes!

#1 My lower back pain went away after a few days and I never needed to take the muscle relaxants or pain reliever my doctor prescribed.

#2 A trip to the store provided me with four rather flattering new blouses with which to refresh my wardrobe. And coupons on top of sales made the foray satisfyingly affordable.

#3 My old winter coat's ripped seam can be repaired, saving me from searching for a replacement.

#4 For loving friends and family.

#5 That my parents' health insurance is allowing my mother to stay in a nice rehabilitation facility while awaiting surgery on her broken leg (at least for now! I pray this will continue). The surgery scheduled for early October will hopefully help her walk again.

I hope you find many blessings in your day. And please share them in the comments!


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8 comments:

  1. So happy you joined the Gratitude Circle bloghop, Darla! I can identify with each item on your list! What a relief to hear your back pain is gone! Muscle relaxants can be quite annoying. Nothing like affordable shopping and getting what you want and enjoy wearing. I alway dread it when my shoes wear out because it means i have to go get a new pair and am never sure I'll get the same thing.

    Love to your Mom, I pray for her good health.

    You are a blessing in my life. How wonderful that we're connected!

    Love, Vidya

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    1. You are so kind! And the love and joy are definitely reciprocated. Knowing the painful loss of your own mother has put my dilemma in perspective, as well.

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  2. Seems like we both got rid of lower back pain this month, Darla.
    So glad to hear about your Mother. Knowing that parents are well taken care of can give us so much relief. My own parents are in their late eighties and we've moved back to live close to them, in case we're needed. They live independently and in good health, for which I'm most grateful.
    So nice to have you join our Gratitude Circle. Stay blessed, Darla.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and for co-hosting this delightful circle of gratitude. I wish you all the best including good health for you and your loved ones. You inspire me!

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  3. Glad to hear about the happy moments and the lower back pain relief. If I may ask (purely as a doc), why such a long delay for the surgery for your mother?

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    1. Thank you so much. As for your kindly question, this complicated surgery is apparently only provided by one recommended surgeon who has a full docket until October fifth. Your query is very thoughtful. We hope for a cancellation (but only if it is for a positive reason and that patient has a healthy outcome!).

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  4. I've got pain off and on, in my back, neck and shoulder, but its only off and on. So I am grateful it is not full time! Glad yours left you. Hope it stays away.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I wish for you that there is a healthy way to resolve your pain. Your are such an inspiration.

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