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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Today I met a couple of friends for lunch. We met at Applebee's which was nice. It was a nice time but during the lunch hour we were talking about things going on in our lives. You know the way it goes. Anyway, one friend has Fibromyalgia and has been dealing with constant pain. She had to go to a doctor yesterday for some testing and said they put needles into her neck and arm for this test. She was complaining at lunch about it and how hard it is to do things and deal with the pain. My heart ached for her but I didn't know what to do except to try to encourage her that it would get better. Maybe the doctor will find something to help her.
My other friend talked about her job, she has a very stressful job and is in need of a vacation. We are hoping for a girls weekend in September. It will be nice if we can manage it. Anyway, as I was sitting there listening to the girls I realized how very lucky I am. I am just like everyone else, I have my share of problems but they are so minor compared to others. I have a husband that loves me and is very supportive, I have family that loves me and that I love, I have a home (it may not be exactly what I want but it is acceptable) that is in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. We manage, we don't have money for a lot of extras but we manage very well, even with me being laid off of my job in Feb. 2013. So today I am Thankful for everything I do have, and for the 142 pounds weight lose journey I have been on the last couple of years. I have so much to be Thankful for, my husband and family, my health, my home. I have everything I need and I Thank God for the Blessings he has bestowed upon me. Hearing my friends talk about things reminded me how very lucky I am.
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