Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thirteen things I'm grateful for...





So, the topic came naturally to me after my visit to the doctor yesterday. I'm grateful for many things, let's devote my whole TT to these things...

1. I'm grateful to be healthy. I don't suffer from any life-threatening illnesses, I do have a cold that's starting but I'll overcome it. I'll bitch and moan but will overcome it.lol

2. I'm grateful to have a roof over my head and food to eat and that I support myself.

3. I'm grateful for being happy and feel good in my own skin. For so long I didn't... For so fucking long I hated my life... I now adore it.

4. I'm grateful that no one forces me to do anything I don't want to do, that I feel safe at all time. I'm grateful no one wakes me up at night crawling in my bed for whatever.

5. I'm grateful every day to see the sun shining and to breathe fresh air. Every day is a gift, every day is a miracle. I'm grateful because of the sucky things that have happened to me have helped me grow to be this person.." mrgreen

6. I'm grateful because I've got many friends that I love with my whole heart. I'm grateful because they know me, love me and because we are on a journey together, a journey called life.

7. I'm grateful because know what I'm worth and wouldn't let anyone tell me otherwise. except silly things of everyday life that we all have to follow.

8. I'm grateful to be HIV negative. That sounds pathetic huh? I almost feel I shouldn't be saying it. lol

9. I'm grateful that I never got pregnant while I was in hell. This would so have sucked, Oh my god! I love kids, I wasn't ready to have any and I'm grateful I didn't because they would have been messed up.

10. I'm grateful that I feel good saying "Yes" and "no"... I am OK to respect my need, set the boundaries as to what makes me happy or not.

11. I'm grateful I was given a second chance to start my life. The hell with the past, life's a treasure, live it, use it, feel good about cherishing it.

12. I'm grateful I was supported enough to admit to mistake I made, had the balls to face the music. and it took balls of steel and that's the understatement of the fucking century!

13. I'm grateful and thankful for the faith I have in God, to see His light, His path and follow the BIG plan.



What are you guys more grateful for? Do you love your life? Have you learned from the mistake you made? What ya think? smile

52 comments:

maggie said...

Wow. You wrote that so beautifully. Makes me want to reflect on my own gratefulnesses.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like things are going really well for you, NN. I'm glad to hear that!!!!

Keep on savoring the little things; that's what it's all about, I'm convinced of it.

Happy TT!

No Nonsense Girl said...

@Maggie , if I can inspire even just one person to reflect on what they're grateful for, it'll make my day. :)

@Susan

I do believe happiness is in small things. :) Happy TT to you too!!!

Jenny McB said...

I love Thankful thirteens, all good and they make me smile. It is hard to accept yourself, but boy, once you do, it makes life shinier.

LOL on the chlamydia comment, just trying to do my part in educating the world. ;)

No Nonsense Girl said...

Jenny, yup, being thankful is an eye opener. And loving ourselves makes the freaking difference when it comes to living...

It does make life shinier. :)

Oh and I'm glad you are educating the world. You'll get all kind of weird visit because of your chlamydia post. LOL!!!! google's a strange and powerful thing!!!

Aline de Chevigny said...

Wowyou do have lots to be grateful for.

Aline

Lori said...

Its always wonderful to have things to be grateful for...you are truely blessed. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Anne Douglas said...

I think #3 is something we should all strive for, I'm glad you found it.

No Nonsense Girl said...

@Aline

I agree with you :)

@Lori

You are totally right and I'm glad I stopped by!

@Anne

I wish everyone would at least feel #3 for their life!!!

Just Me said...

A great list! I'm so glad you got a second chance in life and that you now love the life you have!

I'm grateful for many things: God, my salvation, my fiance, my family, my health, and all the things I have to look forward to, amoung many other things

Jackie said...

Wonderful list!! Makes me think twice about things in my life as well. Thank you :)

Come visit ... happy TT!

The Gal Herself said...

This is a very wise and VERY HONEST post. I hope you're proud of it. You should be!

Lara Angelina said...

Beautiful blog -- and it so flows with mine!! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll, will be glad to reciprocate! You have a wonderful list and many things to be happy about! Keep smiling!!
Happy TT and thanks for visiting ...ps hope the cold gets better!

grace said...

Great list. I affirm #11 daily.

Sandy Carlson said...

That's a wonderful list!

Happy TT!

No Nonsense Girl said...

@Lara

Thanks soo much for the comment, your words touch my heart deeply! Thank you for the added link in your blogroll!

@ The Gal Herself

I am, I'm very proud to be who I am, to believe what I wrote. Honesty has been something I've been living 100% for the past 8 years. :)

@Grace

It is soo important. :)

@Sandy

Thanks soo much! :)

No Nonsense Girl said...

Just wanted to say for anyone out here, it is never TOO late to come out to something you did. No matter how life destroying it was. Living in a lie is the most life sucking thing I've ever been in.

Come out, come clean, live your life being 100% yourself. It's never too late to correct a mistake.

Say it, to one person, it's going to help. I give you my word. I won't promise you a rose garden but for fuck's sake, breathing and feeling free is a miracle!!!


:::off my soap box::::

Nicholas said...

This is an energentic, optimistic list! I love it, and I'm delighted for you!

No Nonsense Girl said...

Thanks Nicholas!!! :)

Serina Hope said...

Great list. very inspiring. I am grateful for so many things, mostly my family.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a lovely post -- you have a wonderful, positive attitude -- so many people focus on the negatives in life even when there are so many positives -- it's far better to cherish the good things, and not dwell overly on our mistakes -- they are learning experiences which can make us stronger if we will allow them to.

Thank you for a beautiful, thought-provoking TT, and thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

Chelle Y. said...

Those are all wonderful reasons in which to give thanks! It's so easy to forget too, huh?

Thanks for stopping by my TT! Have a great week!

Candy said...

Sometimes we bitch & moan about everything that's not right in our lives that we tend to forget that we have much to be thankful for. God bless you! :o)

Wolfie said...

Thanks for this post..it makes me think of all the things I should be grateful for..

Cecily R said...

Thanks for all the reminders. It's a great list!

amypalko said...

You know, I recently had a go at a journaling exercise, which was to write down all the things I'm thankful for. I found that once I started, I could fill pages and pages with my expressions of gratitude. I won't bore you with them all (obviously!), but one of my favourites was, 'I am grateful for the internet which allows me to connect with so many wonderful people the world over'.
Thanks for a great TT, and thank you also, for visiting mine.

Bloggers said...

Great post!! Makes me think ,too.

My 13 is up on
Working at Home mom

Gabriella Hewitt said...

These are all things to be grateful for, especially #13.

Come join us to celebrate Sci-Fi Octoberfest. Enjoy Milky Ways and Saturn Rings. I promise they won't make you fat;)

No Nonsense Girl said...

Thanks guys!!! By the way I've visited each of your blogs and left a comment!

I was up a little later this morning because havinbg a cold kept me a little later in bed. :O

Babystepper said...

You are very, um, emphatic today. Glad you've got so many things to be grateful about.

Tempest Knight said...

Right now I'm grateful to have a job (even if it's a crummy one) and wake up every day to a brand new start. :) Sometimes we complain so much that we forget to be grateful for what we have. Great T13!

No Nonsense Girl said...

@Tempest Knight

I totally understand what you mean. :) You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for even more positive things up your way!!!

busy91 said...

It is good to be grateful! Happy TT!

Joyismygoal said...

wow, you are HEALTHY, i am happy for you to know yourself so well and respect yourself too.

The Gal Herself said...

When you get a chance, please stop back to my blog. I just tagged you in my latest post. I did so because this one was so honest, I can't wait to see what else you'll share!

.:mar said...

Such a positive list, happy TT!
:)

Vixen said...

Wonderful list. You should be proud and thankful. Keep up the great work of loving yourself and God. Happy TT.
http://vixensden.wordpress.com/2007/10/04/thursday-thirteen-14/

Open Grove Claudia said...

What a great list!! I love it!! Gratitude is such a blessing and a life saver!

Baba/night owl said...

Wow... You really have so much to be thankful for in your life.Thanks for sharing and visiting my place today.You have made a full circle around in your recovery in life....Wishing you continued happiness and meaning as you live each day...... Baba

Head Gaggler said...

That's a great list. I often don't think about thigs that are going good in my life often enough.

Nap Warden said...

You are a very lucky person! I am grateful for many of the same things on your list!

Denise Patrick said...

I'm grateful for my life and my family - daily!

Thanks for a great TT!

Daisy said...

Those are very wonderful things to be grateful for. You made me feel happy just reading your list!

L^2 said...

What a wonderful list! It makes me want to do my own grateful list - maybe next week.

Happy TT and thanks for visiting mine! :-)

Damozel said...

I really admire the way you put yourself out there. I read the foregoing post as well, concerning self injury. It's inspiring that you went so far down and not only rose back to the surface but are flying high. what a wonderful post...

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

It's so important to remember all of the things going well in our lives and it's so hard to do that sometimes. You wrote a great list and thank you for the reminder! :)

RILAH said...

thank you for the comment. i'll be checking back on you. this blog intrigues me!

No Nonsense Girl said...

@ Damozel

Thanks for your words. I think part of healing and moving forward and being happy is to share in specific occasions about the experience we've been tru. Pass on the widsom that comes from the healing journey.

I couldn't be happier, each day is a miracle, a treasure, each day is magnificent....

Thanks to everyone else who posted on my TT!!!

soleil said...

thanks for visiting! i'm glad you like my blog. :) i really like your list. i did a thankful 13 a few weeks ago. i can relate to alot of the things you said. and i don't think #8 is pathetic at all. in this day and age we should all be grateful for that. i will definitely be visiting again. :)

No Nonsense Girl said...

@Soleil

Thanks soo much!!! I'm glad to hear you'll be visiting again! :)

pussreboots said...

Happy TT. Many fine things to be grateful for.

Jill said...

It might have take you a lot, but it is great to see that you are really gratefull about life!!
I'm grateful of the fact that I can smile and laught everyday!