As the self-explanatory title of this blog post makes clear, it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.
Though 2017 has been difficult in ways that are sometimes hard for me to articulate, my Year of the Disobedient Brain has, in many respects, allowed me to better recognize my privilege and focus on the things for which I should probably give thanks on a more regular basis.
I am, for example, thankful for the following (please note that this list is by no means exhaustive):
- The many incredible and supportive people in my life, especially my husband, close family members, and close friends.
- The fact that I can get high-quality medical care without having to worry about cost. When I stop to think about this, I realize how astounding it is.
- My brain’s resiliency. It’s put up with some pretty rough stuff, yet it keeps doing its best to bounce back.
- The progress that I continue to make.
And, of course:
- My BFFs (or, you know, two of them), ice cream and fro yo. You’ve made some of my toughest moments a little sweeter, buddies, and ask for nothing in return. I am truly thankful for you.