Things of which I am proud

For Kate, here's a list of things of which I am proud and/or thankful in 2009...

I am proud that I got through the entire winter without depression, for the first time in... well, a long time.

I am proud of the times when I am able to say, "I was abused."

I am proud of finally saying, "I believe I can change and that healing is possible" and actually meaning it.

I am thankful that, with God and good friends, I survived a difficult period at work without killing the people who were making it difficult (even though I fantasised about it).

I am thankful for the fantastic people I've met through blogging.

I am enormously thankful for the love and support of 'N' and 'K', my wonderful prayer buddies.

I am thankful for a counsellor I can trust, who is also helpful, wise and funny, and who knows when to push and when to back off (although I admit I am not always thankful at the time when she pushes me). :D

I am proud of every bit of healing progress I have made, even when it's only tiny. It all counts.

I am thankful for music and poetry that lifts my spirits, makes me smile and shines a light in dark places.

I am thankful for my cat and her funny ways.

I am thankful that setbacks are temporary... and thankful for those who remind me of that when I'm stuck in darkness and can't see a way out.

I am thankful beyond words that God bears with me and loves me extravagantly and forever - even in the face of my constant doubts, uncertainties and fears.


And for more thankful lists from some wonderful people, check out Kate, Becky, Crazy Sister and Scurrette.
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7 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

That's a list to be proud of!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Love the depth of your list. I wish I was awake enough to do that sort of reflection on 2009 in my life, but I think it needs to await sleeeep.

Wishing you an even better 2010!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh thankyou for your lovely list. I am proud of you, my strong and courageous friend, for dealing head-on with what 2009 has brought you.

Manda said...

I'm thankful that one person can say all of those things simultaneously: you've been through such hard stuff (and you know I don't just mean this year) and yet you can be thankful, proud, and praise God.

Praise God!

Scurrette said...

That is an inspiring list. You've done good. ♥

Swift Jan said...

I am imensley (sp?) proud of you!! You are amazing!

Glenda Farmer said...

You passed the test! (bit too easy perhaps?)

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