Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fuzzy Socks and other Silly things I am Thankful for

I might have a debilitating chronic pain disease that makes it hard to get up each day, but I am thankful that I do not have a terminal illness. I struggle day by day trying to overcome pain and depression. I have learned in the last week what I have to be thankful for. I am trying to take a light side today so...

Of course I am thankful for my family, and all the usual but we never talk about the little things. The pain I have makes me thankful for things I never thought of being thankful for. Here are a few things that to you might just be something that is there. For me...they make it easier....

Silly things I recently have discovered I am thankful for:

  • Bannisters 
  • Jar Openers
  • Slip on Shoes
  • Kids clothes without  buttons
  • Wrist Splints
  • Warm Fuzzy Socks
  • Mittens
  • Heating Pads/Blankets
  • Large button calculators
  • comfortable and tall bed
  • Remotes
  • Blogging
  • hearing my boys laugh

Just a few things today that make my life easier. I enjoy reading and commenting on other RA blogs. It makes me feel good that I can relate with others. I have a ton to be thankful for and hope that you realize too what you have to be thankful for!!!


  1. I don't think ANY of those things you listed are "silly," especially warm, fuzzy socks! And it's even better if they're brightly colored and/or striped.

    I'd have broken my neck more than 20 years ago if it weren't for bannisters to grip tightly as I went up and down three flights of stairs with flared toes, ankles, knees and hips. Thankful for bannisters? Absolutely. Silly? Absolutely not.

    I do get what you mean by "silly." In the end, though, it's all these little things that you don't think much about that make the largest difference in day-to-day life with RA. How would I manage without a comfortable bed, a heating pad, or being able to blog? How much bleaker might my life be without being able to hear my daughter laugh--when she was a small child, and now, too, that she's an adult? I don't know... and I'm glad.

    This was a wonderful and thought-provoking post, DBD. Thanks. ;)

  2. Loved this!
    So many things are Blessings to us...
    Love Bannisters and "Railings" to...;)...
    My dd and her smile my ds and his laughter...
    Their eyes hers are brown like mine...his are blue...I see their Love for me...<3...
    Cordless Phones and remotes to...wish I had a remote for me...;)...
    My Blankies...lightweight
    Our cats...:)