thankyou2“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you”
― Sarah Ban Breathnack

This melody has been going through my mind the last couple of days, “I’ve got plenty to be thankful for”. It’s the line of a song from a classic movie, starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, ‘Holiday Inn’. I love the classic black and white movies. Despite migraine and chronic pain, I still have plenty to be thankful for. 

I have a wonderful, supportive husband, a loving family, who cares and gets me. Terrific friends in the migraine community, who are always there with words of support and encouragement. Via text, Messenger, phone calls, lovely cards in the mail and I keep everyone them in my keepsake box. Feeling all that love gives me the strength to carry on in my journey, one day at time. That is how I live while on this journey with migraine and chronic pain, one day at a time. 

I have found that if I try to look too far down the road anxiety sets in. Because I am then dreaming of the day I’m cured of migraine and all the wonderful things I could do again.  That is a great dream for sure, but dreaming too big can lead to disappointment and then to losing hope. I’m very grateful for the hope that I’ve been able to keep burning inside of me. To lose that hope would be a catastrophe of a magnitude I cannot imagine.

Many, many times a year, I receive a blessing of some kind from either my migraine family or my physical family. These blessings mean the world to me, because they were given from an open and caring heart. Building up thankfulness upon, thankfulness in my heart. Have you a story to tell of receiving a blessing just when you needed it, that you are thankful for? Please leave your story in the comments, everyone loves to hear uplifting stories like these. Wishing all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.”
― John Henry Jowett 

Live with hope,

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