- I feel grateful that my latest health setback was not so serious. The tumour wasn't cancerous or especially large and damaging. I was lucky because a careful dentist and a concerned surgeon decided to investigate further and ultimately save my jaw. (Ther perspective in my title came when my surgeon informed me that an earlier patient receive a diagnosis of tongue cancer. She is only 27 years old).
- I feel grateful that my husband is feeling positive these days and that old twinkle in his eye that I fell in love when we were both at our happiest is apparent much more frequently.
- I feel grateful that I have a demanding job that keeps me occupied and busy so that I don't dwell too much on what we have lost.
- I feel grateful that Isla was alive for an hour, that we got to breathe the same air, that her skin was warm when I held her and that she heard my voice outside my body.
- I feel grateful that my sisters and mother are healthy and they love me. I feel grateful that my husband's immediate family are healthy and love me. I feel grateful for the super friends I have who call and text and email to check up on me, giving me hugs across vast spaces.
- I feel grateful for Downtown Abbey and how it made the hours fly by while I was recuperating while simultaneously reminding me of the good memories I have from Britain.
- I feel grateful for having an amazing boss and working with caring people who were concerned enough to send a beautiful arrangement of flowers with a card that said "We miss you. Get well soon".
When I started thinking about what I was grateful for, it opened up the door to the many good things I have in my life. And that's probably the biggest thing I am grateful for. Thanks to sleepytime tea.