You had some really interesting things to say. I'd just like to assure you that I wasn't feeling insecure at all, just pondering the question. A few of you mentioned that blogs are more fun when people comment. As a blogger, I'd have to agree. There is something strange about putting your thoughts "out there" as a blogger and having no reaction to them . . . though that is often the lot of a writer. I also want to reassure those who don't want to comment until a few days later. I'm totally fine with that. Even if no one else sees it, I will. I get an email every time one of you comments and I love it! The extrovert in me relishes these interactions.
Continuing on today in the theme of thanks. I spent the morning looking after my health.
|You see? A picture of health!|
Next week we have our bi-annual medicals and so David and I had blood tests in preparation. Today I collected my test results (we won't dwell on the weirdness of having to go the triage with the nurse checking my blood-pressure, just to get the piece of paper with my results). All normal. No cholesterol, diabetes, anaemia, liver, or other problems. Yay!
I then proceeded to the Osteopath, to whom I've been going due to my persistent headaches. I was able to report to them that I'd hardly had any headaches this week at all. In fact I don't think I'll be going back for a while unless my shoulder/neck tension increases sharply again.
But the amazing thing is the reason why I haven't had headaches this week. I decided last week to give-up coffee and see if that helped my headaches. After coming back from retreat last Friday, that's what I've done. Gradually reducing how much caffeine in my coffee. I wasn't drinking a lot to start with: two half-caffeinated coffees a day, but if I didn't have those I ended up with headaches. However the difference lately is that the headaches have been there whether or not I had the coffee! Probably because I drink so little, it took a long time to figure that that might be the problem. The other reason I delayed was the fear of headaches. But after the last couple of months of headaches, I figured I didn't have much to lose! It is amazing, because I've had hardly any headaches at all as I withdrew the caffeine. Quite the opposite to what I expected. So happy and thankful.
After the Osteopath I went to Curves for a work-out. As I made my way around the circuit I realised how much I had to be thankful for. A clean bill of health from my blood test, physical strength and sufficient money to go to the gym (granted, I couldn't run a marathon, but I'm fit enough to manage my daily schedule), and an acceptable weight. And now, a seeming disappearance of headaches just tops it all off (I know not of tomorrow, but today I can be thankful).
What do you have to be thankful for today?