I am so grateful, today. I stopped this morning to think about the blessings I enjoy, and how I came to understand them so late in my life. I am surrounded by family and friends who love me, and who want to see me succeed. That is very gratifying. I used to believe the people I knew, who wished me well, also had expectations I would never be able to meet. Time and circumstance collaborate to teach me that love, friendship, encouragement, and even constructive criticism are all gifts, from others to me. I had best learn from them and appreciate their inherent value.
I am thankful for the many people who choose to receive and to read my writing. Each person reading this post can take some credit for my continuing blogging successes, and if I could, I would love to thank each of you personally for your gifts of support, argument, questioning and seeking deeper knowledge. I know the exchange between us, a function of this blogging relationship, strengthens me, and pushes me toward more in-depth writing, as well as deeper self-understanding. Thank you, each of you, for heaping these blessings on me.
I saw my diabetes nurse-practitioner this week, and I believe we are finally dialing in my insulin levels. This is the first time in decades that I am maintaining a solid <180 blood glucose. I am more than happy to admit that small adjustments to my insulin doses make huge differences in not only my physical health, but also in my sense of self-confidence and self-worth. I am very happy to be alive and interested and interacting with the world around me.
I could go on for days and still not list all the truly positive aspects of my life. And even though I don’t mention everything for which I am thankful, I dwell now in a more solid sense of appreciation for the world around me, and for my life. I know I say this every week, but truly, I am a lucky woman, and I live with sincere thanks for my every moment on our lovely world.