I am thankful for my family who understands that I may not be able to do too much after working. Heck, some days I may not be able to do much BEFORE working. I won't give up teaching, though, because it gives me a sense of purpose. Those four months I spent sitting in my living room when I first got sick were like torture. I don't ever want to go through that again.
Today I am thankful that even though I may not feel 100% myself I have a job that allows me to be animated when I feel it and more calm when I'm just not wanting to be up and around. I couldn't imagine being a landscaper like my husband right now. I truly wouldn't be able to work if I had to exert that much energy and strength all the time.
On Wednesday I was reaching for a book and felt and heard a loud popping sound in my shoulder. It's been hard to move my arm since then, and it hurts. Unfortunately I have been living with this type of experience for about a year now, but there is no real reason for it. I don't have any specific injury, and no one knows why this type of thing happens for me. In a couple of days my arm will feel better. I'm sure that will be just in time for something new to develop.
Today I am grateful that my friends and family allow me to be grouchy when I need to be.