Monday, February 20, 2012

Today I'm grateful for pain meds

I had all my four wisdom teeth extracted on Friday and to say I have been in pain for the past few days would be the understatement of the year.
My face is swollen.
I look like a water melon.
Or a pumpkin.
It hurts like crazy to talk.
I can't eat solids so I have been on a liquid diet.
I'm grateful the teeth are finally out but more than anything,today I'm grateful for pain meds because even if it hurts so much right now,I have no doubt it would hurt even more if I weren't taking any meds at all.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today I'm grateful for honesty

I'm blunt by nature.
I prefer to deal with blunt people.
I figure if you give it to me straight,I may be hurt or angry but I'll get over it and we'll move on.
Today a friend of mine had the opportunity to be honest about something but instead chose to lie.
I knew it was a lie.
My friend knew it was a lie.
This person didn't know that I knew it was a lie.
I could have gone along with the lie but I opted to tell the truth.
I felt really good.
Lies are hard to remember, at least for me.
Honesty is the best policy - maybe not always but most times.
I am glad I told the truth and today I'm grateful for honesty.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today I'm grateful for emergency cash

For the past few months,it seemed like my tires where constantly flat.
I kept putting air in them instead of changing them
Today I finally went back to the place I got them from back in 2009 and wouldn't you know it - they were no good.The tread was gone on the rear two and the front two were expected to last for about 3 months at most.
Oh and my warranty had only 4000 miles left before expiring which loosely translated means it was no good.
Long story short,I got 4 brand new tires.
I got them aligned.
My car is running good.
I feel safer on the road.
I'm grateful this got taken care of.
I'm grateful I had the money to take care of it.
Today I'm grateful for emergency cash (and I hope if your budget and lifestyle allow it, you too are putting money aside for emergencies)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today I'm grateful for girl talk

Sometimes you just need someone to vent to and if you're lucky you have a few friends who act as your sounding board.
I don't have plenty of girlfriends.
The older I get, the narrower my circle of friends becomes - by choice.
Normally I hold everything in and occassionally I vent to my mother but today I got the chance to have a real heart to heart with a girlfriend and boy oh boy does unloading on and to her feel good.
I feel like this huge burden has been lifted off my shoulders.
It's a very good feeling so today I'm grateful for girl talk.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today I'm grateful for conflict

This is a weird entry in my journal but yesterday I had a very ugly back and forth with someone I thought was a friend.
To me,it pretty much sealed the deal on the friendship - not because of the conflict but because it brought out sides in both of us that I honestly didn't like.
The conflict opened my eyes up to the reality of our friendship and made me question alot of things about this person and all my friends in general.

It also helped me realise really quick what my standards for friendship are and what I'm willing to put up with along with where I need to draw a line when it comes to certain people and certain issues.
I would have preferred to learn all these things without having to go through yeaterday's ordeal but because of it,today I woke up with a clear head and a good feeling about me,my choices,my dreams and my life - and it's because of that clarity that today I'm grateful for conflict.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Today I'm grateful for my HTC Status

I have a new phone.
It's shiny.
It's cute.
I'm in total lust with it.
It's an HTC status and I've been stalking it for about 4 months now.
I'm so overjoyed to finally have a phone I actually love!
Did I mention it has a keyboard but it also has a touch screen option?
Or that it's camera can be used two ways?
Man, this is awesome so today,I'm grateful for my HTC Status.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Today I'm grateful for confusion

You probably read that title and thought to yourself - "oh gee, Mimi really has lost it".
You're wrong.
I am dead serious about the title.
Confusion is good because it FORCES you to decide what your priorities are.
Confusion is a very terrible place to be in but once you work through it,you come out a much better person with much more clearly defined goals.
I know this for a fact because I just had to deal with a couple of very confusing situation and now that I'm on the other side of them,I can say without a doubt that today,I'm grateful for confusion.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today I'm grateful for heat in the car

I don't know where you are as you read this and what the whether is like.
I just know that where I am,it's freezing - although thankfully not snowing.
Its very uncomfortable and it sucks having to walk around completely bundled up but at least I have clothes to bundle myself in.
At least I have a car with a heater that works REALLY well.
So today,I'm grateful for heat in the car.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today I'm grateful for honesty

The truth hurts.
When people tell you the truth,it stings.
When you tell yourself the truth about yourself,it hurts even more.
This morning as I lay in my bed,I started analyzing my life and realised there are certain things about myself I don't necessarily like.
It hurt to admit it but I now that I have acknowledged my "weaknesses",I'm determined to correct them.
It wont be easy but I can do it.
I can change the parts of me I don't like.
I can become a better me.
Today,I'm grateful for the honesty that helped me come to that conclusion.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Today I'm grateful for gift cards

One of my christmas presents was a gift card to Kroger.
Today I had a chance to use it after I tried to raid my fridge and realised to my dismay that it was empty:(
Because of the card,I saved a cool $30 - doesn't sound like much but hey,every little bit helps so today,I'm grateful for gift cards (and the people who give them!)