So for the last couple days I’ve been trying to figure out how I could possibly follow-up Tuesday’s post. It’s been one of my most successful posts to date, not only because it got a ton of web traffic (well, more than I’m used to anyways!), but because it got such an incredible response. My happy cry came out on more than one occasion as I read the many wonderful comments, tweets and responses. You guys are totally, totally rad.
I’ll admit, I’ve had a rough few weeks being confined to my couch as I recover from my foot surgery. It’s been tough on my spirit and I’ve had to work really hard to stay positive.
But yesterday, I realized something really awesome – I am surrounded by fantastic people. I had just finished my first physio appointment. Mr. Ambitious was driving me home and I was gushing about how wonderfully quirky my physiotherapist is. And I found myself thinking about how much easier things become when you’re surrounded by wonderful people. How life just seems to settle around you and all feels right with the world.
So, today I just want to be grateful. Today I want to acknowledge all the amazing people that surround me and I want to say thank you. So, in no particular order…
• to my physiotherapist who is wonderfully quirky and seriously made my day with his jokes about torturing me and really inspired this post
• to my podiatrist who was unfailingly kind and patient. And no, Mr. Ambitious, I do not have a crush on him. Okay, maybe a little bit.
• to my fabulous downstairs tenant and friend Pat for checking in on me and bringing me Dairy Queen when I was feeling exceptionally down
• to all of those people who offered to bring me French fries
• to my lovely friend Lydia who has driven me all over town and back, fed me lunch and let me cuddle her beautiful baby
• to my fantastic new friend with a great name – Erin – who brought me Tim Horton’s donuts and hot chocolate and a giant baby to make faces at
• to the Lesleys for distracting me with cover letters, phone calls, emails and roof pizza
• to Joan, for realizing I was having a shit day and bringing me Starbucks and more donuts
• to my amazing 85-year-old Auntie Margie who cooked dinner and a lemon meringue pie and brought it to my house
• to Heather, whom I’ve never met, but who feels like a total kindred spirit, for keeping me inspired (can’t WAIT to read your novel!)
• to Mike, who was the first fan of my blog, before anyone I knew in person even followed it!
• to ALL the people who subscribe to my blog, either my email or by RSS
• to my beautiful baby sister, Stinky, for helping me keep my chin up, for making me laugh and for cleaning my bathtub
• to my wonderful family for working around me at Easter dinner
• to my amazing friend Jen, for spending the day with me, playing cards with me and then cleaning my entire house
• to Liz, Nailah, Stacy, Belinda, Theta Mom, RahLa, Ashley, Jen, Renee (most of whom I have never met) for commenting on my blog post and/or expressing their support for my dreams.
• to ALL the people that have commented on any of my blog posts – I live for you. You seriously make my day.
• to Kaylee for being my life-coaching guinea pig and for reciprocal inspiration
• to Shannon for supporting Kaylee and for becoming a very cool person that I’m grateful to be getting to know
• to my Dad, for calling to check up on me and for doing my taxes
• to my first middle-school boyfriend for hunting me down to chat on Facebook and congratulate me on my blog post (and for even reading my blog in the first place ‘cause apparently hillbillies don’t do that! His words, not mine!)
• to the people I work with who’ve been patient with me, even when I’ve been difficult or grumpy or just plain out of it.
• to my wonderful mommy who stayed with me for 10 days, cooked for me, did laundry, bought groceries, knit me socks, drove me to appointments, left my freezer full of good food and listened to me when I cried and/or spewed drug-induced nonsense.
• And finally, to my irreplaceable husband, who surprised me every day. Who iced my foot, wrapped my bandages, cleaned my scars, bathed me, cooked for me, played chaffeur for me, did my laundry, cleaned the kitty litter, and never made me feel more loved and cared for.
I’m sure there are people I’ve forgotten, but the orchestra is cuing up their “get off the stage” music. Thanks for reading; thanks for following; thanks for supporting me.
What are you grateful for today? Let’s get cheesy together and share the love! I don’t want to be the only one in the room who’s happy crying!