Today I am grateful for change. Today I am grateful that nothing ever stays the same.
I have a beautiful friend today who is off to see lots of doctors in regard to her Lyme disease. She is fighting to have the best treatment, the best medicine and the most workable options. I urge her to keep fighting for the treatment path that is meaningful for her. She knows how she wants that to look. It is possible for miracles and magic.
As you all know I had a hip arthroscopy this week. Things have changed over the last few days. I have less pain than Monday and Tuesday. I don’t feel as foggy from the anaesthetic today. I know in the coming weeks my hip will heal and hopefully there will be a change in the amount of movement I have. This will mean there will be a change in the amount of exercise I can do. Yeh!
Our planet is changing. Yes we have climate change but that means there are many more people thinking about and experimenting with renewable energy.
Today I am grateful for the changing seasons. A few weeks ago we had trees in our garden that had no leaves. This week we have trees that are totally green and rose bushes covered in roses. I think our seasons are another example of how life goes on, things renew and grow and change all the time.
Our tree in Winter
Our tree today.
Today I am grateful for change that comes when bad things happen. I watched an amazing video on Facebook this morning about breast cancer. This video is raising awareness about breast cancer and wouldn’t be happening if Chrissy Amphlett from the Divinyls had not died 3 years ago from breast cancer.
If she had not been taken from us too early by breast cancer 3 years ago, Christine Joy “Chrissy” Amphlett would have celebrated her 57th birthday on the 25th of this month.Chrissy was an iconic Australian singer, songwriter and actress who was the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls, with hits that included “The good die young”.Chrissy’s dying wish was that her song “I touch myself” become an anthem for breast cancer awareness. Here is this anthem:
Today I encourage you to understand that the world is a mystery that changes all the time. You change constantly. Our lives change constantly. I will continue to work towards a better life, a better planet , a better me.
Today I am grateful that I am home from having my hip arthroscopy and that once again there has been a change in my recovery post accident.
Today I am grateful I don’t need crutches post surgery.
Today I am grateful that I have only needed panadol once since the surgery yesterday.
Today I am grateful I have a quiet day of reading and resting ahead of me.
Today I am grateful for all the lovely well wishes I have had from everyone.
Today I am grateful that my doctor came and spoke to me yesterday following the surgery and confirmed that I had a red and inflamed hip joint with torn cartilage and that it was definetly related to the accident. It doesn’t change the outcome but there was a definite reason why I have had so much discomfort in the last few months. Hopefully what he did yesterday will help.
Today I am grateful for learning how to wrap presents!
On Saturday I went to a class and learnt how to wrap presents. The class was held at the beautiful shop Blake and Taylor and the lady who ran the class was called Vivienne Anthon – Australia’s Expert Gift Wrapper.
Today I am grateful there is even a lady who specializes in wrapping. She has a blog called Daily Wrap and she discusses all things wrapping related.
Today I am grateful that I learnt about double sided tape and choosing colors and ribbons.
Today I am grateful that I did the class with three other beautiful girls and we had so much fun.
The morning reminded me of this very funny clip from Love Actually.
Maybe I will be able to wrap like this in the future….
Today I am grateful that I am building my fitness through long walks. Last week I managed to walk a total of 30km.
Today I am grateful that all you need to walk is legs and a pair of sand shoes.
Today I am grateful that when you walk you see so many lovely things because you are going more slowly than in a car. Yesterday it was sunshine, hippeastroms and ducks.
Today I am grateful for company when I walk. I love walking with David, my sisters, my children, my Mum and friends.
Today I am grateful that when you walk you can smile and say hallo to people. Do you know when someone smiles it changes their whole face. Have a look next time you smile at someone.
Today I am grateful for the beautiful spring weather we have in Brisbane at the moment and how beautiful it is to walk in the morning.
I am grateful to be forty nine because I am not dead I am very much alive.
I am grateful to be forty nine because I love the ages my children are – not only are they independent, happy people but they can make and did make a cake for my birthday and gave me flowers and chocolate.
Today I am grateful I am forty nine because I have wonderful friends that I can share special times with and that I choose to spend time with. I was lucky enough to watch Riverfire with dear friends and there was cake involved!
The river before the fireworks.
River fire . Photo courtesy of Melanie Quinn
Today I am grateful I am forty nine because I was spoilt by my husband. We went shopping together and he bought me a beautiful new outfit. He drove back to Brisbane from Palm Beach so we could go to River fire and we enjoyed watching Singing in the Rain yesterday afternoon.
I know many people do not like getting older but for me I am grateful for many reasons. I know I am getting more wrinkles (even though my children told me yesterday that I didn’t have any – bless them!) but I have a wonderful life. David and I are able to enjoy each other’s company. I am still able to travel. I travel with David, I travel with our family and I travel with girlfriends. Our children are still at an age where they want to spend time with us and are quite independent. I still have all my faculties. I am able to walk, swim and cycle. I have the ability to continue learning and studying. I love birthdays and I love being able to enjoy and celebrate them.
Each age brings different challenges and different parts of life to enjoy. When I was young I enjoyed single life and school. When I was newly married I enjoyed setting up our home and getting to know David. When I was in my thirties I was constantly tired but loved raising and caring for our children. Now I am in my forties I still enjoy getting to know David, I am still raising our children and I love their company too. My Mum and Dad and David’s Mum and Dad are still incredibly independent and I love their company and being part of their continuing journey through life. I have a wonderful circle of friends and I am so glad to be able to share their journey through life also.
So today I am grateful for my birthday and being able to live life to the full.
Today I am grateful that I am loving seeing everyone’s amazing holidays overseas. I love that my friends are overseas and posting lots of photos so I can enjoy seeing where they are and what they are doing.
Today I am grateful that I am having a holiday that is quiet and restful and that I am not overseas! We are spending some time at home and some time at the beach.
Today I am grateful that it is the most magical day at Palm Beach and I am here to enjoy it.
Today I am grateful that I have just walked 6km with my daughters Lucy and Sophia.
Today I am just grateful.