So I’m trying to remember to be grateful for the ‘little’ things instead of the dramatic things. As I ate breakfast this morning and then did my monthly bed strip and scrub, I realized I needed to be grateful for some of the things that help me survive the winter. Because I have two big issues that are front and foremost when the winter season and cold hits.
One is circulatory issues. The simplest way to describe it is to say that I am chronically hypothermic. My system can shut down at 80 degrees if I’m sweaty, it’s breezy and I’m sitting in the shade. Blue lips, anyone? Cold sucks.
My second issue is light. I have SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Talk about the blucks and blahs. I also have a tendency to not recognize what’s happening until I’m really dragging and moving at the speed of sludge. I need to remember to put a note on the October page of my calendar so I can get out in front of this so I don’t have to be miserable at length.
SO! I am grateful…
As I made my bed, I gave thanks to my heating blanket. Yes, I’m super-duper grateful for a working furnace. But it’s just not enough by itself.
Even though I keep the house at 74 degrees all winter, I am still cold. My feet and hands suffer the most. So…
Do you have special needs that you can be grateful are met?