Today I am thankful for the forced rest and relaxation I am getting because of my cancer. The hospital is not my first choice of venues for such R & R, but choosing to see it as a B & B, where I get to linger over coffee and a magazine with breakfast in bed, my every need is met by others, and the sun beams blessedly in my face for the better part of the day really helps me to appreciate the gift I'm receiving here. While even in this place where I can't "go go go" there don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do the little things I'd like to do (read this book, write that letter, try this art idea, watch that video), I have the freedom to decide what I want to do and when (except maybe shower -- I have to wait for a nurse to unplug me from my IV). Today, my mom visited, and while she read to me from the book I'm reading (cuz she likes the books I read :), I tried my hand at some art activities that my friend Sara sent to me. So I enjoyed Peace and productivity! ;) Even though I cannot sleep well (too many trips to the bathroom -- which is a good thing because it will mean I can go home sooner!), I am enjoying the quiet rest this environment affords.
For what are you grateful today?