Today I am thankful…
For my wonderful snow boots. I am so so grateful that my mum persuaded me to get some snow boots this year. Even though we only get a few days of snow a year I feel like it’s one of the best clothing investments I’ve ever made. It’s made walking around campus in the snow so much more comfortable as I’m not scared of falling with each step I take. They are so warm and comfortable too :-)
For the understanding my tutor has shown me. I had some complications, mostly through my own fault but at the same time because of a difficult situation and my tutor was really understanding and gave me a little extension. She was really kind about it and I’m so thankful for all the support the English department at my university has given me this year. I don’t think I would have made it this far with it.
For my mother. Today my mother did something really brilliant for me (I can’t tell you what it is right now as it’s not sorted out but I promise I’ll reveal all soon!). This year I really have come to appreciate my mum, she is always there for me and genuinely wants the best for me. I’m also really lucky that we have such a strong relationship, even though we can have some fiery arguments we also have a lot in common and I enjoy spending time with her. Some of my friends really don’t get on with their mothers and hearing about their relationships makes me appreciate mine all the more!
For my ability to walk. Having to trudge through the snow today and walk instead of cycle up the hill to the doctor’s today has made me take the time to reflect on how lucky I am. My pain and fatigue may affect every single moment of my life but there are so many people out there who have it much much worse than me. Who cares if every step I take hurts and brings me closer to exhaustion, at the end of the day that highlights the most important thing: I can still WALK. I have a couple of friends at uni who are wheelchair-bound and seeing the snowy and icy paths made me worry for them, would they be able to get out and actually get around? This made me think, I could be in a wheelchair, I could be SO much worse. At least I can still put one foot in front of the other and actually walk. I AM lucky.
Today has been difficult, most days are at the moment but I am so so thankful for everything that I do have. I’ve spent nearly all of the day working and I feel good that I have. I only stopped to go to a lecture in the morning, to go to the doctors and for a coffee break with a friend. I have had one treat to help me through the day though: Nutella! I haven’t had any in weeks and weeks and this weekend I bought a small pot on a whim. I have to say Nutella is always a difficult one for me because if there is any food that I tend to overeat with it is this. However I only plan on buying this one pot and I’m just enjoying it instead of feeling any guilt about it. Go me :-P
Wholemeal toast with Nutella and sliced bananas. Seriously a delicious combination!
I have some good news too, the doctor is trying me on a new pain medication so fingers and toes crossed that it works!!
It was also really nice to go out for coffee. I haven’t had any of my lattes (I know – it’s another indulgence) in quite a while and so today I made up for it and had two :-P I know they’re expensive but I’m super careful with my money so once in a while it doesn’t hurt.
There’s a lovely cafe only 10 minutes away and it does the most delicious hazelnut and cinnamon lattes :-) We sat in huge leather armchairs, people-watched and just caught up on life as I haven’t seen her since before Christmas! She’s a lot of fun to be with and we always find all sorts of weird and wonderful topics of conversation.
Anyway I’m off to bed as I want to make an early start tomorrow to finish my essay so night world!
What are you thankful for today?
Do you have a food that you just can’t say no too?
Are you a coffee or a tea drinker?