2008: What I was thankful for: including poetry, music, insight, and the people reading my blog.
2009: Coming to terms with the death of my grandfather, a man who I, today, have very mixed feelings about, but at the time of writing this post, was grieving the loss of, and so, was writing about my regrets regarding my relationship (or lack thereof) with him. Today, I would not write this fondly of that man. But back then, I wrote it. So I will post it here.He died a few days before Thanksgiving.
2010: A bunch of stuff I was thankful for including medication, and certain people in my life.
2010: Grateful that Anorexia Nervosa was no longer a part of my life.
2011: I got very angry about remarks made by insensitive family members regarding mental illness, at Thanksgiving, and wrote a post about stigmatization. The post is called "Dealing With People's Ignorance About Mental Illness, Even When They're Sitting at the Same Table with You." Things in my family never changed.
2011: I was grateful that I got to do an internship at a mental health facility where I had once been a patient. My life had come full circle.
2012: Thankful for the many privileges I had in my life.
2013: Thankful for a visit with my grandfather, who has Alzheimer's, for my friend who cleaned my apartment for me, for my therapist, and for the fact that I was "as functional" as I was, even though, in reality, I was not functioning well at all at that time.
2014: The importance of telling your story, and things I was grateful for then, including my involvement at the time with the Unitarian Universalist non-church church.