Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

I am including a link here to my Holiday Coping Resource Page. There are some great online articles and blog posts there and I hope that yous will drop by there and scan over a few articles to get some ideas and tips as yous go through this holiday season. I know that I have been reminding myself recently of many of the things that I have learned from them and other places over the years. They always help me remember to take care of myself, put myself and my happiness, safety, and well-being first.

I am very thankful for my new apartment and how wonderful it is to be in an apartment of my own once again.

I hope that you have a great day with lots of fun and things to be happy about.

Today I am going to focus on the happy part of Thanksgiving. And doing lots of things that make me happy and to encourage happy in me. Since personal happiness is the topic of the next Blog Carnival Against Child Abuse, hosted here the second Saturday of December, I have been thinking and doing a lot about happiness lately. I’ll be writing more about that in the near future.:)

I am going to a family dinner. I don’t normally do that, but after my beloved nephew’s death a few months ago I have re-evaluated things and am trying again to see more of the relatives. I have said to my sister that I won’t have any more cruelty in my life, and hopefully that is clear enough for them all. I can always walk out and leave. I keep telling myself that, over and over. My Advocate, from the shelter, who I talked to yesterday, told me the same thing, and she added, but eat the dinner first! So I’ll try to remind myself, eat first, leave second, lol.

I hope you all have a great and happy day. Good and healing thoughts to yous.

I Am Thankful…

that I survived

that I am healing

us/inners

books

and reading

libraries

friends

love

healing

knowledge

wisdom

people

doggies

kitties

animals

water

connectedness

chocolate

dollies

computers

the internet

being able to write

having a blog

other survivors’ blogs

moving to my new place

my private homespace

health issues improving

over-the-counter medications

I Am Thankful

for:

my friends, who mean so much to me.

a safe homeplace.

my hometown.

people who are kind and respectful to me.

emotions.

doggies.

my system.

libraries.

this blog.

all the things in the world that I have connectedness to.

this year and all the healing in it.