An Attitude of Gratitude
Today was a long day for Eddi and I. Sitting down for the first time today and it is 11.15pm.
I worked until 9pm this evening and now stay at my Mum and Dad’s Thursdays to help out one evening and morning a week to give my Dad a break. Caring for my Mum can be uncomfortable for me, I’ve never been a natural when it comes to looking after her. I’m loaded with fear and worry about my abilities to keep her safe. I also find myself angry, but I have learnt over the years that I am angry with her illness and not with her. My sister is amazing, she seems to be completely in control with a confidence I am in awe of.
I could look at today as a ‘bad day’ but I tend to try and take the positives out of life where I can. I’m now led on a comfy bed enjoying a cuddle with my pup. Today I’ve skipped dinner, ran ragged for 13 hours and had to face my nemesis HD in new ways I haven’t before but there is ALWAYS something good to take from each day and right now it’s the roof over my head and the loving family I belong to.
I am consciously enjoying this 15 minutes of quiet before I go to sleep with my medi music filling my ears and Eddi nuzzled into my neck.
By acknowledging a little moment for yourself each day, no matter how small it is, you will improve your health permanently. You don’t always have to fit in a workout to help yourself. Sometimes a little peace and quiet is enough.