What are You Thankful for?

By ifnotforme Latest Reply 2010-07-27 20:53:23 -0500
Started 2010-07-25 10:00:54 -0500

Tomorrow is my birthday (july 26) and I am most thankful that God has allowed me to see another year. I may be diabetic, take blood pressure meds and could stand to lose some weight, however I am alive and able to bemoan my health issues and also have the power to do something about it! So God has given me another year to try to get it right, to eat better, to exercise (yeah right!) but mainly another year to give thanks everyday that I am here to breath and enjoy life!

12 replies

sisson 2010-07-27 20:53:23 -0500 Report

Hi ifnotfome
First of all I want to which you a HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY! I am thankful for many things even thow I am in all this pain with my arm. I am so blest because I have everthing under control my blood levels have been coming out good as far as my doctor says. And I have a husband that loves me no matter what. I just which that I would read all the book that I buy about Diabets the whole thing and not just a little bit I not that much of a reader if I don't get hook on it.

GabbyPA 2010-07-26 15:44:32 -0500 Report

You know, I never said what I was thankful for. I am thankful for my new found confidence. I am of a stronger inner soul now with the confrontation of this disease. It makes me strong in body and in my thought. That is like getting a second chance, and I appreciate it all so very much.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-26 11:13:10 -0500 Report

Happy day, Happy belated b-day I know it was a good day because God blessed you w/it. The fact you acknowledged God then He also had a great day, be blessed I pray the you be favored w/more.

Workign 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

petals 2010-07-26 09:39:20 -0500 Report

Happy Birthday!! I am thankful for another year to make the changes that will insure that I will have a better life. Healthwise. My b-day was July 14th. Hope that you have a great birthday!

ONeil 2010-07-26 04:37:59 -0500 Report

Happy Birthday,, to you. and have many more.!!!!!!!!!!!
My Grandfathers is the 29th of July and he will be 102 and every day I Bless to God for him to make other day but now he was just told that he has Congested Heart failer, so I just hope that when it comes for the Lord to take him that he is a sleep with out pain. I look at this that he is fully Blessed to live as long as he has. So God Bless you both.


GabbyPA 2010-07-25 19:50:48 -0500 Report

Happy Birthday to you! That is a great attitude that will also allow you to celebrate many more to come. I will wrap up a box with exercise in it for you, a bright shiny Bow!! =0)

ifnotforme 2010-07-26 12:29:01 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby! I swear I need that motivation to get up and exercise even if it is nothing but taking a walk everyday and enjoying all the beauty God gives us. I live in a very pretty (and very hot) city, however listening to the sounds of summer and appreciating the beauty may get me out walking! Thanks all for the birthday wishes and stay positive!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-07-25 19:11:29 -0500 Report

Happy Birthday. Mine is July 31. I am thankful that I am alive and have both my legs. This year started out bad. I had cellulites and MRSA. Then found out I had bad leg veins and Diabetes. Now I am waiting to find out if I might have cancer. Breathing and enjoying live are how I have been celebrating daily. This weekend I was able to spend time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies with my Mother, all three of my sisters and three of my 6 nieces. I was able to walk all over and for the first time in years the thin mountain air did not bother me. The vascular surgery last month has my system pumping oxygen better than the last 20 years. God is indeed gracious.