It is Thanksgiving week.
Boy has this year flown.
This year has been a tough one.
I’ve had more down episodes with my depression and anxiety this year than I have had in a long while.
It’s been a rollercoaster. I fell to the lowest point I had ever been in years.
Those suicidal thoughts crept back in.
It was hard seeing story after story of people’s suicides and addiction battle as well. And the movement for sexual abuse survivors. It was all very triggering. The many, many posts being shared, that I would inevitably read, sent me back into that dark place. All the memories, all the pain came bubbling to the surface.
It got to the point my husband even talked about going to the hospital.
I feel bad for putting him through that too. I imagine it’s also pretty darn hard to sit on the outside watching someone you care about suffer and being helpless to really help them. And the kids as well having to deal with my short tempered, snappy self.
I am very Thankful for them, though. My husband has come a long way in recent years, and he truly does everything he knows how to help me through the bad days. He also bought me a puppy which has had me focused and happy, because well, puppies make everyone happy.
I am Thankful for my kids. While they might annoy the living daylights out of me, I know my life would be empty without them.
I am Thankful for my mom. She goes above and beyond for us always. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
I am Thankful for my sweet little puppy. He is the cutest and sweetest little thing. I love dogs!!
I am Thankful for my friends, especially the best friend who always sends me inappropriate yet hilarious memes that keep me smiling through the day.
Find things to be Thankful for in your day. Even if it’s something small. Do it every day, not just on Thanksgiving.
I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends.