A Month of Thanks

We have a lot of challenges in our lives-some MS-related, others not. I thought maybe we could start a daily post, for the remainder of this month, where we state ONE thing (person, test result, unexpected kindness, less painful shot reaction...) we are thankful for. I find if I am able to focus one even one good thing in a rotten day, I feel a little better.

I'll start today's post. Maybe someone can pick it up tomorrow, etc. I'm anxious to read what everyone has to share (if you want to).

I'm thankful for my husband. He dug holes in our front yard last night until after dark so I could plant 160 tulip and narcissus bulbs. He's my hero. ❀️️

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  • Terrific idea Tutu. I keep a little daily diary and include things I'm grateful for each day. Now that my income is reduced, I was very grateful and pleasantly surprised at the free restaurant meal and 15% off my groceries received as a benefit of being a veteran yesterday!

  • Wow, you have had quite an exciting life, veteran, university professor and nurse, what an achievement, I salute you in every possible way, what memories you must have, many blessings, Jimeka x

  • Tutu I like this idea ; today I am struggling with Cog fog and can't find the workshop notes for staying organized that I promised I'd post; so much for trying to do more than one thing at a time. Resting this weekend a must:)

  • Always thankful for rest!!!

  • What a good idea, help us all concentrate on the positive side of life, and at the same time be thankful. Brilliant Tutu, helps exercise the brain as well, cheers Jimeka

  • Tutu, I want to see pictures of those tulips in the spring (my favorite flower) 🌷

  • Will do!!

  • Love this idea Tutu, I will join with you in being thankful for my husband who remains helpful, loving and optimistic that no matter what happens with my MS, we will be together and make the best of it.

  • Well I have just woken up, it's a new day, Sunday morning. I am thankful that I can still walk to the bathroom and get a shower by myself. When I fall my husband has to help me, so I just love being able to have some me time when I am able. I am very thankful to be able to hear my grandsons voices, when they say "morning Nanna" what a blessing, anyway it won't be a blessing if I don't get there first, with 7 of us living in the house, it's a race, and some of us have ' leaky pipes' !!!!! Have a great day God bless Jimeka

  • Jimeka, wishing you a warm shower! πŸ’§πŸ’§πŸ’§

  • Jimeka, "me time" is so important isn't it? I'm sure especially for you! I hope your Sunday has been beautiful. Take care, keeping you in my prayers. Kelly

  • Thank you and ditto x

  • Let's not get started on leaky pipes πŸ˜‰

  • I am so very thankful fir my family! I am thankful for church & friends. I am so very thankful for this group!! I seem to have become a visitor here Everyday πŸ’—πŸ˜Š

  • We love seeing you hear ReitaEvans :)

  • ReitaEvans, hi I'm Kelly, never written to you before,but had to when I read what you wrote. Without friends like this group, and my huge wonderful family,it would be so much more difficult. Thank you for your post! Kelly

  • Ditto Rita. We enjoy all the different perspectives we can get! Remember together we are stronger!

  • Sunday-I am truly thankful for the friendship in this group! I look forward to hearing from everyone each day and treasure our conversations and support. ❀️

    P.S I am grateful for my husband❀️❀️❀️- for many things but especially his ability to make me laugh πŸ˜…

    P.S.S. Did you know they are doing research on tickle-ish lab rats to discover a treatment for depression (the video 😜)

  • ERash, I love what you said about your husband. Mine is the same way, he always makes me laugh and is always there to pick me up, both physically and emotionally. Kelly

  • And of course my hubby is grumpy today :-(

  • I also am grateful for my husband. He gives me strength.

  • What would we do without spouses that give us unconditional love and support. I know it's as hard on them, at times, as it is on us. especially when we are having a hard time.

  • I am grateful for having the best sister in the world!

  • Today is day two of my tecfdara. I woke up alive after day one.

    I'm thankful for my husband.

    I'm thankful to see my daughters 29 th birthday today!!!

  • I am thankful for my husband who cooks our meals and does the grocery shopping for us. He has always been a wonderful cook.

  • What's for supper Morllyn? ;-)

  • I see 2 inch thick pork chops on the counter, not sure what else.

  • I will bring dessert πŸ˜‰πŸ°

  • I'll bring an appetite! πŸ˜‹

  • Just when I am on a diet!

  • Live dangerously --besides, the holiday parties are coming...

  • Today is Sunday:

    I'm thankful for my girls, how proud of them l am. β™‘ I actually did something right. I think hahaha

  • Goodness, I am crying as I read all of these. I had something else in mind as my 'thanks' for today, but reading what everyone else has written here has trumped that. I'm thankful for all of you, for those you love and who love you, and for MSSA allowing us to meet and share our lives like this. πŸ’•

  • Oops! MSAA!

  • That's ok, Tutu - we knew what you meant! And we're so glad you are thankful for this safe space called My MSAA Community!

    - John, MSAA

  • And THANK YOU Tutu for suggesting this gratitude thread!

  • Awesome idea Tutu!

    I'm thankful for my family and my new group of sisters (Atlanta YANA sisters). I'm thankful I can wake up this morning and share with this wonderful group of people. Finally I'm grateful that my mom, aunt Kathy, and my grandfather who have passed are watching over me Abdul gave me the strength I have today to continue on.

    Have a great day everyone!

  • It's Sunday, the day we worship our Lord, or without Him I am nothing. πŸ‘‘πŸ’’

    Today I am also thankful for my first grandchild, first granddaughter Alyssa. 24 yrs old today. She has been a joy every moment of her life.

  • Oh, my! Where to begin! I have so much to be thankful for, but I'll start with the knowledge that God is with me always. I'm so grateful for my fabulous husband and his love and support, as well as the rest of my family. What tremendous blessings I've been given!

    Thanks for starting this thread. No matter how bad things can seem on any given day, we have so much good that we can focus on, and that's wonderful therapy!

  • I'm thankful for my huge extended family, etc. and the new addition that is coming our way. I'm thankful for all the smiles and laughs we had at the baby shower earlier today that keep me smiling and thinking the best is yet to come.

    Days like this remind me to keep a positive outlook on life. Knowing I have aunts, cousins etc. who know there are times we all have when we aren't always bright and chipper.

    LOVE to all of you!

  • I am thankful for the weather we have had today. No rain, beautiful sunshine. I have been able to go out on my trike with my dog, and just enjoy the great outdoors. It tired me, so I went to bed and watched a really good American Christmas movie. Well I laughed until I cried. It did feel good, am I thankful, apart from I nearly split my sides!!

  • I didn't have the strength to loosen the screws holding the screen in my from storm door and replace it with a window. So I requested help from our local handyman, Brent, who stopped by after work and took the screws out for me and reinstalled them after spraying them with WD40 to hold in the window. Thank you very much Brent!

  • I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my wonderful husband who is always there for me. I am tghankful for Willow, my service dog. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that I can still work full-time. I am thankful that my employer made accomadations for me so that I can continue to work and do it from home. I am thankful for my MS and Diabetes. I know that is weird but so many people have worse conditions. In my family I am the healthy one. I am thankful for this group. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for a God who loves us all and is with us even when we think/feel like we are alone. I am thankful for life.


  • Well it's the middle of the afternoon here in the wet U.K., and I am thankful that I have just had a lovely sleep. I have just woken up to more rain, but somewhere in this beautiful world, one of you will be waking up to sunshine, even a rainbow.πŸŒˆπŸ‘Gods promise have a great day all of you.

  • Today I am thankful that my persistent UTI appears to be on the mend!

  • Praise God, answer to prayer x

  • Thank youπŸ’•

  • Monday, I am thankful for this group. My new friends here that share their story and help answer my questions.

  • I'm just thankful. For life, for family, for my health (even though I have MS it could have been a lot worse), and for my new friends here. Thanks guys.

  • My husband says, "What a guy to dig all those holes."

  • I am also thankful for my wonderful husband! Don't know what I'd do without him.

    Thankful that I can still ride a bike and had a nice neighborhood ride today.

  • Tutu, it's MSFIGHTER and I can't think of anything I am more grateful for then all the great friends I have made in this MSAA chat room. I know that someone will always be listening if I'm in the mood to talk. Sometimes I can be lonely butt how can you stay lonely when they're such a great group of friends making you laugh. I treasure each and everyone of you because I know you understand what I am truly going through. I don't think there is any other people on the planet that understands MS as well as we do.

  • I agree totally, MSFighter. Finding you all has been a true blessing. πŸ’•

  • Today I am thankful that on most night's I am able to sleep. Those of you here who struggle with that have reminded me of how precious that can be. πŸ’•

  • Today I am especially thankful, because out of the 7 people who live in this house, I am the only one who hasn't got a cold. They are all sneezing, I will soon have shares in Kleenex! Thank God.

  • Jimeka, it's MSFighter. Just give yourself a bit more time and a bit more exposure and I'm certain they'll share the virus with you too. Unfortunately........ this is way off the subject we were on but you know what I have found that works really well for me to keep myself from getting colds. I use saline nose drops to irrigate my sinuses and my throat. Anytime I feel like I'm starting to get stuffy or my throat starting to feel funny I grab the nasal spray and I irrigate my nose my throat 2 or 3 times a day. I actually managed to work as section supervisor for two solid years in a division where 300 people worked and I never once got a cold. It was amazing but it really worked. Try it it might help you. Again what do you have to loose? They cost maybe two bucks!

  • Wednesday is just beginning...Tuesday I was thankful for the beautiful autumn weather we are having in Florida. Highs only in the mid to upper 70s. I'm sure I will think of more once the coffe kicks in πŸ˜‹ β˜•οΈ

    I received no news feeds from this group in my in box this morning πŸ™

  • I didn't either erash :(

  • This morning I am thankful that I have NOTHING on the calendar (or sticky notes πŸ“). No work to do. No doctor visits. Just a day to relax.

  • Tutu, gosh that sounds like a little bit of Heaven! Boy, I'm kind of jealous! Have a great day! MSFighter.

  • Wednesday, I am grateful for friends. They check-in on me, are positive in prayer and thoughts, helpful when I need anything.

    I think I may have missed Tuesday, so for Tuesday, I will say I am grateful for my Kitty, named Boston. He's a black and white "Tuxedo" cat. Weighs 18lbs and loves his Momma. He stays by me, sleeps by my legs and feet. My lovely furry caretaker. He was a rescue kitty we got almost 3 yrs. ago.

  • Boston is a BIG kitty! Maybe he knows you need your legs and feet warmed up and does what he can to help you. Sweet kitty...

  • Today is Thursday. I am thankful it's a new day, with new blessings and fresh potential. I'm happy I get to start all over again. πŸ’•

  • Friday is fading quickly. Today I am thankful for an afternoon stroll with my husband.

  • So now we have 3 threads of abundant thankfulness 😊

    Again, thank you Tutu for beginning this dialogue. It's why I enjoy this forum: positive, caring and supportive!

    Today, Sunday the 20th, I am thankful my husband is home safe and sound after 4 days away at a conference. I missed him but I am also thankful that with the help of detailed "to do lists", I was independent and able to survive, thrive, and not burn down my house (leave the stove on etc). 😊

  • Wait l have to be thankful 3 times? I'm so confused. Ya'll know l have MS dontcha? :)

  • I am thankful for this day of worship and how songs of joy and praise can lift my spirit.

  • Monday the 21st. Today I am thankful for the opportunity to volunteer several hours at an elderly day care center. What fun! They made me smile ear to ear all afternoon and hopefully I brought smiles to their faces too! πŸ˜„

  • I'm sure they're just as thankful, Erash. πŸ’•

  • Today is Tuesday. I have much to be thankful for, but if I had only one thing to pick at this very moment, it is HOPE. I honestly don't know how I could cope or thrive without it. πŸ’•

  • Well firstly I apologise I lost this thread somehow, so today Monday 28th I am thankful to find it again and read all 70 replies. The weather is colder, and tonight they give a -7* C frost, so I think I will stay inside. I am thankful for the frost because it means my husband can plough the land and hopefully sow the wheat for next year before we get rain again. Keep smiling, blessings Jimeka

  • Today I am thankful for recognizing my need for others. I was raised to be independent, self-reliant person--anything less was a sign of weakness. I AM a strong person, but I DO need others. I need all of you. Thank you for filling that need. πŸ’•

  • You are right Tutu, as ms fighter says together we are stronger, I give thanks for this site it keeps me away from the counsellor. At least I can feel normal on this forum, blessings Jimeka

  • Me too, Jimeka...

  • Today as you said is giving Tuesday. A cheque arrived in the mail today, so I am thankful that I can now tithe my money towards ms, thank you Lord for making it possible, blessings Jimeka

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