Thanksgiving thoughts

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for and it’s important not to take anything in life for granted.
As I didn’t sleep that well last night, I thought about all the things I am grateful for.

It’s a lot and comparing that list to the two stupid letter, MS, I think I still have a great life! 🙂

Things I am thankful for

– being alive
– having unlimited access to clean water
– food whenever I feel hungry
– a warm “shelter”
– safety, I do not need to worry about any kind of (direct) religious or political threats
– not experienced a war
– living in a democracy
– education, I can write and read
– electricity and heating
– medical aid and a social health system
– access to MS drugs, all costs covered by the insurance
– unconditional love
– family and boyfriend, without you I would likely give up on some days
– friends in good and bad times
– inspirational new Twitter friends
– all the support I received during the past months
– I know how it feels to run, jump, dance, swim, cycle, move, see, hear, talk. Many never have the chance to experience any of these things
– being diagnosed with MS at the age of 33 – I was never seriously sick before, experienced a “normal” life, studied, worked, partied, travelled, all to the max, so slowing down my life is fine
– financial security
– seeing my illness as a chance
– positive mindset
– internet, to keep in touch with all of you and get information
– movies
– music, keeps me going
– books, for the days I can’t focus on tv
– good days
– bad days
– joy
– laughter
– a perfect sunny fall day

and million more little things that make me smile 🙂

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”
Albert Barnes