- Since the last gratitude, we got over a foot of snow which meant more skiing and snowshoeing.
- Unfortunately with all of the exercise I ended up hurting myself and ended up going to urgent care finding out I pulled an abdominal muscle. I am finally feeling pain free.
- Volunteer time.
- One of my counselors started a women’s group and we had our first session this past Friday.
- Friday night we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with our Irish friends by drinking Jameson and Guinness, eating corned beef and cabbage, and playing cards at our house. It was a fun evening.
- Saturday we went to a couple casinos with some other friends. They picked us up in their Tesla which was kind of cool. At one of the casinos they had green beer. We all lost but had fun together.
- Today Paul and I went to a community theater show with Angel and Dan.
- It felt good to do things with other people and get my mind off of problems for awhile.
- Our friend James is involved in a lot of charity organizations and was given at least 10 big boxes of books to donate which we were able to go through and pick out books we were interested in reading.
- Through our friend James I will most likely be starting some new volunteer opportunities such as restoring old lighthouses and being a film screener for film festivals.
- I reached out to an organization that provides a support group for families dealing with mental illness. We are planning on attending the next session. I feel like my husband and I are really reaching out for help with our daughter’s mental health struggles. We realize we need the help more than ever before if our daughter is coming back home. We have done this through reaching out to our own separate counselors, our couples counselor, a support group, trusted friends and family, the women’s group, our pastor, and taking time for self-care and strengthening our relationships. I really don’t think there is much more we can do to be prepared.
2 thoughts on “Gratitude week 168”
It sounds like you had a fun St. Patrick’s week. Is your daughter doing okay? My daughter who was out of college in her first career job suffered greatly through shutdowns and isolation due to COVID. She’s doing much better now thanks to lots of therapy. Best wishes and prayers for you and your family.
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I think this is something my daughter is going to struggle with the rest of her life. We all just need to learn how to best handle it. I’m glad your daughter is doing better. It’s hard to worry they are not okay, especially if they are far away.