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Thankful For This Life

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"I've Got Plenty To Be Thankful For" by Bing Cosby

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When She Had Doubts

She is delighted to wake up to this day, Thanksgiving.
There was a time when she had her doubts. Last year she faced Gamma Knife Surgery to stop the growth or shrink a tumor in her brain a month before Thanksgiving.
Almost nine months before she had RF ablation surgery to fix SVT (super ventricular tachycardia).

Life Throws Curve Balls

It seems like her life is never short on obstacles. Life seems to throw her curve balls when she least expects them.
Her latest one was having to find a new home when her live-in relationship ended.
Although she has suffered many setbacks, she has made it through them all.
She believes those who deal with life altering decisions are the same ones who are dealt the worst hands in life. She assumes it’s God’s way of keeping them strong.

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Wanting A Refreshing Change

She is tired of dealing with problems, tired of being sick, tired of so many things and feels she is plenty strong enough. She does not need any more lessons, it is time for a break.
She wants to wake up one morning with a normal life. To experience things like the alarm not going off and rushing off to work.
Or deciding what to watch on television, or taking a nap for no reason at all.
To choose what color purse to wear with her shoes or what color to paint her fingernails.
She wants a refreshing change. She wants to only worry about the little things in life.

Wants To Remove The Mask

She wants to remove her mask. She no longer wishes to pretend everything is fine. She wants to cry, to laugh, to take chances without worrying about others knowing anything is wrong. Or if they do know - not to run the other way treating her like she is broken glass.
It is difficult though for her to be like others, for her views on life are different. She believes one should live in the moment making the most of each day.
Some people decipher this way of thinking as being gloom and doom constantly worrying about what might happen.
Nothing could be further from the truth. She plans on living a long and wonderful life. She just wants to smile each day being as happy as possible because yes, no one really knows when their time is up.
She finds this to be true not only in life, but with friendships, family and romantic partnerships too.

Being Thankful

She continues to follow her dreams. She does her best in everything she attempts. She is thankful for things that others take for granted, like the ability to walk or see a sunset.
Today she is thankful for this life she has been given. She is thankful for having a roof over her head and food to eat. She is thankful she can walk without a walker and still has the ability to drive her car. She is thankful she can live alone.
Sure she has moments of sadness when she thinks back. It tears her heart apart remembering lost friendships and romantic interests. She finds herself wishing this day was like others before when she shared it with her significant other, but that ship has sailed.
Today she is thankful for all life has given her, the good and the bad. She is content to accept this day feeling blessed to begin a new chapter in her life.

"The Next Chapter - Motivation 2018" by Michael/Eddie Pinero

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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