1. While I don't exactly feel grateful about it, living with my workplace injury has taught me some valuable lessons. Everyday tasks are a challenge that require me to use patience, creativity and grit in order to accomplish them. I've learned to ask for help.
2. Despite this injury, I'm otherwise in excellent health.
3. Writing has saved my sanity since I started journaling at the age of eleven. While I accept that I may never earn a living as a writer, I still write every day. Having this blog and writing poetry and longer forms has been a great creative outlet. And I'm grateful that so many of you show up here to see what's on my tiny little brain.