30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #28

They say that you should learn something new everyday and this will help your mind stay active and lesson the chance of Dementia later on in your life.  Over the past few years Dementia has reared it ugly head on my dad’s side of the family – first with my grandmother, then her sister (my aunt), and I fear it might be starting to show signs in my dad.

Now it’s hard to tell because my dad has so many health issues, but mostly heart, back, and legs, that the mind wasn’t one we were watching for – but seems with the history we should keep vigil watch over this disease.  It’s scary to me too, since I feel like I am overwhelmed, stressed and forgetful at times.  I can only hope that I am trying to exercise my mind everyday and am making myself more aware of the signs.

Today I’m grateful to still be able to find new things to learn and recognize how important it is to not only exercise the body, but that grey stuff between my ears. 🙂

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #25

Today I’m just thankful for the 5 minutes of rest I had at the end of the day.  4 days of stress and that 5 minutes was the most important thing of my day and that I am very thankful of.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #23 & #24

This is a dual post as I was sick and wasn’t able to lift a finger to type.  I’m grateful for my health and being able to get meds, see a doc, or simply rest in my bed to feel better.  I’m also thankful and amazed at the body and what it can withstand and endure over a course of time.  My dad is living proof and I’m thankful for our medical practices with which we us.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #22

Happy Birthday Grandma F.  I sure do miss ya and I am thankful for all the time I did have with you when you were here with us.  I could always ask for more time but I think the lesson was to spend as much time with the people you love so that when its there time for them to go you don’t have any regrets.  So…thank you for always being there for me and showing me your love.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #21

Today I’m grateful for a job.  A job that has great flexibility with taking time off because today I was able to stay home to get things ready for the Thanksgiving break.  Thankful and grateful.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #20

Today I’m grateful for my moment of grace.  It didn’t feel like it at the time, but I was able to pull myself up by the bootstraps and walk back with my head held high and no one was the wiser for my little fall from grace.

30 Day Gratitude Challenge Post #19

Today is simple.  Today I’m grateful for senses.  They are more keen and guiding me more accurately than ever before.  Thank you…

30 Day Challenge #17

A day of rest.  Today I’m grateful for a day of rest.  No work, no appointments, just a day to sleep, catch-up with friends, or what ever I want. 

30 Day Challenge Post #16

Today I’m thankful for the nurses at VA hospital.  For over 20 years they have taken care of my dad and they have done it with a smile.  Never a bad nurse.  Thank you.

30 Day Challenge Post #15

Today I’m grateful to the doctors at VA hospital.  My dad is back in and the doctors here have been outstanding.  Thank you for taking care of our vets.

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