Friday, October 8, 2010

When life closes a door, it opens a window for you to throw yourself out of.

Life has been a genuine hell for me over the last month and a half. Fortunately I have unbelievably supportive friends and family, and think my life is in the process of changing for the better. By this time next month I hope to be writing the happy details of my life, as I usually choose to keep the sadder stuff private. Following cousin Carisa's Gratitude Post yesterday, I'd like to add a brief list of the things I'm thankful for:

an amazing, indomitable mother

kick-ass siblings who love me and never, ever judge me

wonderfully optimistic friends who never tire of me when I'm sad, are always willing to cheer me up, and spend way more time than they should trying to help me out

a warm, dry, safe apartment to come home to

never having to worry about going without food - clean, nutritious food at that

running water (especially the heated kind)

the internet and a reliable computer

people who inspire me (Terry, Carisa) and give me hope (Jessie, Casey, Clayton, Benny, dad)

easily-accessible, affordable healthcare from driven, forward-thinking, liberal medical professionals (even if I haven't taken advantage of it in, oh, say.....10 Val needs a checkup)

a secure living environment where the biggest worry I have is being cut off by inept skateboarders and never have to plan out how I'll make it out of my apartment without being mowed down by extremists with AK-47s.

friendly, understanding strangers who can do a tough job while still exhibiting tact and humanity

Cheers to you all!