What five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday Season (2017 Edition)

Hello, everybody! It’s almost Christmas and even though things in my health life aren’t exactly great, everything else has been! Here I will list five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday season! πŸ™‚

Money for Presents

Isn’t this is what Christmas is all about instead of only spending time with family and friends and eating lots of yummy food? It’s the presents you get! I am so thankful this year that I was able to afford all of my giftsΒ to everyone in my family! πŸ™‚ Everyone is accounted for and not forgotten! I even had the money this year to do fancy photo cards for only $14.99 at Costco! I hope to be able to do photo cards next year as well. πŸ™‚ But I had money to get everything I needed for Christmas, plus I could afford a few extra things I needed and a few wants on the side. So I am very thankful that I got my Christmas list done this year for everyone on it!

My Medication

Oh my gosh, everybody. THIS RIGHT HERE is so important! Without my medication, I would probably be in an insane asylum somewhere because I would not be able to control the side affects of my mental illness. Who knows what would happen to me without my medication? : ( So I am thankful this year for my health insurance, Medicare, for taking care of my prescription costs for my meds. I always am. : ) Not meaning to get too much into politics, but I always loved Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare for All’ idea. I believe everyone deserves Universal Healthcare and not having to worry about if they will be able to afford their own medication(s) for the month or not. Or not having to worry about big hospital bills. Things like that. So I am also thankful for my medication this month! πŸ™‚

A Warm Bed

Lately, my bed has been extra cozy on these cold winter nights. I am always saying to myself when I am snuggled in my warm bed, “Man, I love my warm bed!” And I do! It’s always so cozy and relaxing to settle down in for the night since I have like four blankets over me, haha. I also use it to read on and play my Nintendo DS on. Haven’t played my 2DS for a while now, but when I do, my bed never lets me down! So I am very thankful for my warm bed! πŸ™‚

Healthy Food

THIIIIIISSS. I am also VERY THANKFUL to be able to afford healthy food throughout the month. Eating healthy makes me feel good and doesn’t make me feel awful whenever I indulge in too much crappy food. I am also very thankful to be able to afford it since I was dieting a little while ago and it always helps to be able to afford good diet food for your diet. A lot of Americans can’t afford good food in the United States or some people even live in places called “food deserts” where no healthy food exists, so I’m also thankful for our local grocery stores and especially the Frugalpants Grocery Store, Winco, as well. Winco is a discount grocery store that sells cheap groceries that are even lower than Wal-Mart prices sometimes. Aldi and Lidl it ain’t, but it’sΒ better than nothing. It’s also the most popular grocery store in our town. πŸ™‚

LOCMom

And do you, my wonderful readers, know who makes all of this stuff for me to be thankful for possible? It is my mother, LOCMom! Without her having a warm house for me to live in or her taking me everywhere where I need to go in her car, I would probably not be very far in life or be living very differently. So I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all that she does for me. ❀ πŸ™‚

 

Annnnd I think that is it for this list! Of course, I am thankful for my iMac, our electricity, having warm water, a house to live in, etc., but I just wanted to do a small list of things I have been thinking about a lot lately. πŸ™‚

And to all of my wonderful wonderful readers who have always supported me from the very beginning or have just started reading, and also visitors who are reading this blog post right now, I wish all of you a beautiful holiday anda Merry Christmas! Make lots of memories and snarf down some good food! And don’t be too careful around the desserts! They want to be eaten. πŸ˜› They told me that themselves, so it most be true! πŸ˜›

What are you thankful for this holiday season?