Blog Appreciate


It’s another beautiful sunny day. I just wanted to encourage you guys to appreciate what you have. Every day I find something amazing in my life that I am grateful for. I challenge myself before I go to sleep at night, to think of five things that I am grateful for. Try it.

What I appreciate, [in no particular order]
Today I’m grateful for my family. I got the most incredible dad, who is my rock. My grandma’s in England who Skypes me every Monday while I’m doing my laundry. I got my sister who supports me. I got my brother Matthew who I admire very much, especially for his paramedic work. Then I have my brother Christopher who was always been there for me over the years. I can’t forget my beautiful sisters-in-law Christina and Michelle. Two more people I look up to. Finally, I have two absolutely incredible nieces and the cutest nephew. So, I am definitely blessed.

I am also grateful for the apartment I live in. I am very lucky to live where I do. It is in a beautiful location; the people are friendly and the staff are very understanding if I have anxiety about something. I love having my own place and being independent.

I’m grateful for the Whale House. That clubhouse has been such an amazing support to me since 2009. I have made so many friends there, both members and staff. I went there yesterday for the mall outing, and I was reminded how loved I am and how many people care about me.

I am grateful for my friends. I have made some awesome friends not only through the Whale House but through Speak-Up. It has been an awesome program to be part of because we are all on our own personal mental-health journey, and we support each other. I will never forget the friends I have made through Speak-Up. My boss, Linda, is also a great woman who has taught me so much about life and how the world works.

Finally, today I am grateful for gaming. Gaming has been a huge coping mechanism for me, especially with my anxiety. I have more games than I can count, and some really awesome gaming buddies. A shout out to Goose, who has been my biggest online support. He helps the anxiety go away and always makes me laugh. Gaming is a huge part of my life and is the best mechanism I have for de-stressing and relaxing. I’m not too bad at shooting zombies either. [Ha ha]

So there is a five things from me. Your turn! You can post yours in the comment box or below!