Drug myself to a Turkey Day party. The holidays don't make me feel happy or connected, but I am glad I went :-)
I am grateful for starting over --maybe every day--but I keep starting.
I am grateful for friends who care about me.
I am grateful that at the darkest pit of the deepest well, I know that there is still light at the top, and a rope to help me upward.
I am grateful for my new mattress that, along with my heated bed pad--makes my bed so hygge and luxuriously warm!
I am grateful for the herbal medicine tea I drink, it tastes good and makes me feel good.
I am grateful that despite the bad habits, I still have good ones.
I am grateful for my new plants and flowers which make my home so lush and colorful.
I am grateful that the air is not so bad and that it might not get terribly horribly polluted this winter.
I am grateful for my friend and co-worker, JoAnna, that got me a cute stuffed pig.
I am grateful for financial prosperity, that I have an abundance now and am free from the poverty and struggle of the last few years.
I am grateful I get to visit India, the Philippines, or Indonesia for Chinese New Year vacation.
I am grateful to have those choices and opportunity and the money to enjoy traveling.
I am grateful to live in China.
I am grateful for my job.
I am grateful to have met a few truly kind, loving, and accepting people here. M. and M., you warm my heart.
I am grateful to know the fear exists, even if I cannot yet face it.
I am grateful for my TCM doc.
I am grateful to see my friend Capt. Andy, who will be gallivanting across China in December; it's been 10 years!
I am grateful that now and then, I can get myself "out there" even when I don't want to.
Finally starting to bond with the kiddos. Took me several months to get into a rhythm this year. I am grateful for my awesome co-teachers and sweet kiddos.