I do this a lot, and I'm sure lots of folks do. It's really good to appreciate what you have and I find it helps me to be happy in loving life.
What is interesting to me is that I have even more to be grateful for than usual and I still find myself grumbling about things that aren't perfect! What? How awesome is it that I get a break from winter in beautiful New Zealand, get to see my brother and family, enjoy spectacular landscapes, and just relax? And yet, with a painful injury, it is hard to focus on the wonderful things, I keep getting reminded that my back is not very happy with anything. It's like this grumpy crusty old man that keeps grumping at me saying things like 'How do you think you're going to climb up there princess?" "I'm not sitting in that chair, you can forget about that one!" or "Don't think you can ignore me....!"
Maybe in times like these it may be even more important to practice gratitude. To be thankful for all the things that are special, and to be thankful for all of the things that are working well without any drama at all. Just one injury isn't much right? When I do manage to think about these kinds of things and not how much pain I feel, I feel like the grumpy old man doesn't get quite as much power. I think he kind of feeds off the negative pain-filled vibes and kind of shrinks away from me a little when I am positive.
Sigh. Thank you coffee. Thank you ibuprofen and voltaren. Thank you to my patient David, and my patient family. Thank you to the rest of my body for being kindly supportive.
A wonderful weekend I wish for you. Even better with no painful bits.