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Chronically Grateful November Challenge: Day 1–What Does Gratefulness Mean To You?

I’ve been pretty active on Instagram for this blog (@theheadacheheroine) and I saw a challenge for people living with chronic pain, disorders and/or illnesses. It’s for the month of November and the first day is about what gratefulness means to you, individually.

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To me, gratefulness means having the right perspective in order to see all of the blessings I’m surrounded by. I have a roof over my head, a loving family and devoted friends. I have a job (that I’ll be starting tomorrow!! eek!) and even though my health isn’t 100%, I have access to doctors and health facilities.

I think it means that even at our worst, we are able to see the good around us and making the effort to take that positivity to build ourselves back up.

This weekend I am grateful for the fun times I was able to share with family and friends. I have been having relentlessly bad headaches all week so I was worried I wouldn’t feel good enough to celebrate Halloween with my friends. Luckily, I didn’t feel terrible so I knocked Halloween out of the park (with the help of my awesome, cooperative bf) by being Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy

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Tell me I didn’t do an awesome job, I dare you!

I’m grateful for being able to enjoy myself (and maybe just a bit too much) and be the sassy, silly and wacky person I am, just as Lucy is too.

Be grateful for the good things in your life, even when they seem to be outweighed by the bad.

Night friends ❤

2 thoughts on “Chronically Grateful November Challenge: Day 1–What Does Gratefulness Mean To You?

  1. Okay, I just found your blog and I wish I had found it sooner!! I am going to be a creep and go through and read a bunch of your old posts. I absolutely love the idea of posting about what you are grateful for and I think a positive attitude can help your health a lot. I have had daily headaches with migraines for the past 12ish years (along with other health issues as well). I am excited to find your blog as such a support and I look forward to getting to know you! 😊

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    1. Thank you so much! So glad to hear that my blog has reached people like you 😊I’ve had daily headaches with migraines for about 10 years along with other random, yet too frequent, health issues also. It can never just be one health issue right? 🙄 I look forward to getting to know you also and hopefully we can help each other along the way!!

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