I am grateful for all the blessings in my life: my family, my friends, my blogger friends, my lovely apartment, (It is clean today,) my job, and my feeling of spiritual clarity. I am thankful for the different activities our house committee has set up through the week: this week, bingo, and another great painting class. Thanks, Mom, for the loan/gift of painting supplies. Today’s class was about shading, and we painted a Homer-esque boat on a rough sea — a lot of layering and shading.
In addition to these and so many other blessings, I experienced the fruit of my long examinations of the Law of Attraction by Abraham-Hicks, and the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I learned, during my regular nephrologist appointment, that I am fast approaching the lab numbers, specifically my creatinine, and my percentage of kidney function, (12%,) which will require me to begin hemodialysis. I have focused very intently, for a couple of years, on not stewing about my health — especially my kidney condition. Thanks, Sister S., for encouraging me to concentrate on living, and not worrying about what’s coming.
As a result of these aids, and so much loving support, I took the news quite calmly; no sobbing and tears, no “I’ll never survive” woes, not even any resentment. For all the drama, one would have thought the doctor was telling me what’s for supper tonight. I accepted her predictions calmly, and I am really not worried. I waited for the shock to wear off, expecting my old responses. Didn’t happen. What a joy — a real reason for gratitude and celebration.
So I have had a great week, and I consider myself a very lucky and blessed woman.