Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Gratitude Journal

Following on from my post about gratitude, we had a few tough days.  My elder son ended up in A&E (Accidents and Emergencies at the hospital) in the middle of the night, unable to breathe.  After three nights of this happening, we know the antihistamines work to control it, and we figured out it might be a "new" detergent (it was a variation on the one we always buy, but might be enough of a difference).  Still, it was an added stress to him having just had major surgery.  There are a couple of other complications to the surgery that are also troubling us, but not being able to breathe is always a big problem!

Anyhow, I wasn't feeling very grateful yesterday, but then read Ellen's post on it.  A reminder that there are always reasons to feel grateful, and that this practice is perhaps most important precisely when it feels hardest.  So, following her advice, I have started a Gratitude Journal, so I can make quick notes every day :)

I am grateful for friends who remind me that there is always joy in this life!

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  1. Goodness gracious Kerry, you have had a lot on your plate! I am glad you have a hospital nearby that you could take your son to for help. I hope things are better now, and hope the other complications sort themselves out soon. My daughter had an anaphylactic reaction to ibuprofen, and it scared me witless, so I can relate to your fears. I think the gratitude journal will be a huge help in keeping your spirits up. Sending lots of comforting, healing thoughts to you and your family.

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    1. Oh my, a full anaphylactic reaction must have been terrifying! Yes, we've had a few scares over the years - febrile convulsions, and various breathing issues. It's one of the good things about living in a big city, we've got an excellent hospital close-by. And the gratitude journal is helping :)

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  2. O my god (((Kerry))) you must have been so frightened I share Bev's hope things will improve from now on so peace and quiet will return to your home soon. And of course my thoughts go out to your and you family too
    I hope you can find some solace by writing in you new journal.
    Gentle Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Ellen! I have found solace in it already :)
      Warm Hugs!

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  3. Kerry I wish everything be well. The written affirmations and our positive thoughts are very powerful. I send you much Light.

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    1. Thank you, Las Magas. Mucha luz y muchas estrellas!

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  4. I am sorry to hear about the complications and I can only hope they will resolve quickly. I'm impressed and inspired by your desire to express gratitude during difficult times. Much Love, MM

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    1. Thanks, MM. He's been doing better most of the week. Hope all is well with you and yours :) Lotsa Hugs!

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