Here we are again- celebrating the season of thanks, gratitude, giving…. And while this year has been a…. well, let’s be honest- it’s been a solid shit show… it’s refreshing to look around and see so many people expressing their gratitude and being thankful for all they have with the given circumstances. And my heart swells with all of the love, support and giving going around. It seems we have all been forced to look at life a bit differently this year but perhaps that’s a positive we can find among the crapola of Covid.
So if you have been following Mama’s Got This, you are familiar with my ABC lists. If you’re new here- HIIIIIYAAAAA! These lists are my way of clearing my mind of scary shit, helping me to fall asleep, or a way of keeping myself entertained. They all stem back from my breast biopsy 4 years ago where I was trying to stay positive and calm with my pregnancy belly and massive boobs splayed out on an imaging table. Through my fears and tears- I’m pretty sure I was listing foods that began with each letter of the alphabet.
I still make these lists quite often in my head, mostly at night time because insomnia is a bitch. And when it comes time to create my annual list for Thanksgiving, I love to to look back and see what has changed, what’s similar and what is the same… fricking word. for. word. That shit’s still so weird to me! You can take a look for yourself. 2016 2017 2018 2019
Quick reminder, these are things I am truly grateful for, no matter how big or small they may seem. And since it’s my game, I make the rules. Cheers!
A- Audiobooks + Adventures
C- Crystals + Candles + Curse Words
D- Dreamy Visits from Mom, Dad + Pete Dog
E- Epsom Salt Baths + My Super Supportive Employer
F- Family, Friends + FaceTime
G- Glittery Stuff + Giggles
I- Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
J- Johnny Boy
L- Live Crystal Sales on Instagram
M- The Man on the Moon + Mary Jane
N- The Night Sky
O- Healthy Oncology Follow Ups
P- Plants on Plants on Plants
Q- Quiet Time + Q-Tips
R- Rainy Days
S- Stretchy Pants + Slippers + Science
T- Tweets from my Birdy Buddies + The Today Show
U- The USPS + Unlimited Phone Data
V- Loving + Kind Veterinarians
W- Weighted Blankets + Wishes + Working From Home
X- X-tra Hair Thingys Found in my Purse
Y- Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery
Z- Zoloft- DUH
Happy Thanksgiving from the Filloon Fam to you!