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The First Thanksgiving

Today is the day when some of us traditionally get together with family and friends to eat, watch football, enjoy one another and eat some more.  Others will have spent the day serving in a soup kitchen. Regardless of your setting, today is a day of gratitude and thanks.

What am I thankful for? This past year has been a particularly challenging. And, yet, I am eternally thankful for all it has given me. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue raised their ugly heads this spring, but I am thankful, not for the disease, but for the fruits:
  1. I am learning what is important: family, God, and long-time friends
  2. I am more prayerful.
  3. I am more willing to ask for help.
  4. I am more willing to let things go: an unkind word, a slight, or wanting to be in all activities all seem so unimportant.
  5. I am learning to pace myself (Ok, not really, but I did go shopping for the first time in months. Still did too much, but not as much as I could have.)

I am also thankful for

  1. an understanding neurologist who seems to know her stuff,
  2. my former neurologist who truly wants the best for his patients,
  3. medications that ease my pain, and
  4. especially for the members of the Migraine community who are with each other for the long haul, advocating for Migraine education, research, and support of all Migraineurs and their families.

So to you, my readers, I wish you an AWAP (as well as possible) Thanksgiving Day.

Fondly,

Debbie

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