Hey everybody! Happy late Thanksgiving! Christmas season is upon us, but first, I wanted to share the things that I'm most grateful for this year.
I'm thankful for all the progress I've made in
my mental and physical health.
I'm thankful for the decision I made to
become an editor.
I'm thankful for all the work I've been able to
accomplish on CUCUY.
I'm thankful for my friends, my family, and
I'm thankful for the challenges I haven't had to face and for the strength I've been given to get
through the ones I do.
I'm thankful for stories and the way they bind us together. I'm especially thankful for YA lit! And
I'm thankful for the beauty in the universe and in our souls.
I'm thankful for art and artists.
I'm thankful for God's plan for each of us.
I'm thankful for modern technology, especially the Internet and social media.
I'm thankful for modern science, especially medications like antidepressants and gabapentin.
Also, bladder instillations.
I'm thankful for the opportunities and resources I have.
I'm thankful for God's guidance and inspiration.
I'm thankful for libraries.
I'm thankful that this round of antibiotics, despite making my stomach uneasy and leaving a
constant nasty taste in my mouth, actually seems to be working on my strep. And also
somehow made my gums stop bleeding.
I'm thankful my parents were able to find and make me a decent Thanksgiving meal despite
my extremely limited diet.
I'm thankful that my family can support me with my significant disabilities and medical costs.
I'm thankful for everyone who fights for social justice.
I'm thankful for love.
I'm thankful that my church meetings have been reduced from three hours to two!
I'm thankful for education and teachers. I'm also thankful I finished my B.A. before my chronic
illnesses made it near impossible!
I'm thankful for my ridiculously long diaries, especially now that my memory is shot.
I'm thankful I was able to actually dress up for Halloween this year.
Finally, thank you for reading! What are you grateful for this year? Let me know, and I'll be back next week to talk about health and the somewhat arbitrary nature of labels.
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