It’s been a while, and I’ve been busy – the rally and all, y’know? – but I told myself that I was going to take time out each week to reflect and be grateful for things that happen in my life, small or large. I haven’t been doing that, and I’m sorry. Not an apology to you so much, my readers – the personal reflections of this blogger saying “thank you” into the void for personal situations are probably not what draws you to my blog – but I regret for myself. The simple act of saying “thank you” for various things is tremendously cathartic, and puts the negative in perspective frequently and regularly.
Thank you, parents. You’ve been there for me recently to haul me out of difficult situations, though half the country separates us.
Thank you, friends. During what I have to say is one of the most stressful times in my life, you have kept me laughing, smiling, and have reminded me so much and so often how wonderful my life really is, in so many ways.
Thank you, B, for reminding me how peaceful it can be to go and lay on the beach, be disconnected, and do nothing. It’s a lesson I’ve needed to re-learn.
Thank you, NRG, for your unique blend of work and social opportunities. You are the best place I have worked so far in my life.
Thank you, world, for irrational and spontaneous laughter. It is truly amazing stuff.
Thank you, Kris May and Mackay Rally organisers and participants, for inspiring me to organise a similar event in Gladstone – I doubt it would happen without you.
Thank you, Gladstone’s queer community – I’ve had so much support from you over the last few days with the rally, I’m amazed!
Thank you, Margie, your tireless efforts with my property are truly appreciated.
Thank you, person who held the door for me when my hands were full.
Thank you, world, for leaving me in a situation where my concern is how much and when my house will sell, rather than whether I’ll have food or a roof over my head.
For these things, and so much more, I am truly thankful.