40 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2: Support Systems

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

I am so very thankful for my family and friends who have rallied around me before, during and after my surgery. They have all been so amazing and thoughtful by making sure I have everything I need to recover as quickly as possible. I treasure the visits and the ones willing to crawl in bed with me just to keep my company. I am also thankful for my community of Facebook friends who have been so supportive with their messages and comments on some of my bleak status updates. Most people don’t realize it but those comments help to encourage me and have often given me a renewed spirit and the hope to continue to hang on.