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Thumbs Up for Thursdays! (August 8)

At the risk of sounding dramatic, this week hasn’t exactly been filled with thumbs-ups. It’s pretty hard to be sunshine and rainbows immediately post-breakup, but my broken heart hasn’t totally gotten in the way of my realizing how blessed my life is.

This Thursday was a bit quieter than the norm. I was lucky enough to send some stuff back to Mom’s yesterday (read: laundry), and having her here the last couple of days meant that my toilet was probably clean enough to eat out of (don’t worry, I didn’t). It wasn’t an easy week. Many tears were shed, but things were looking up faster than I could have hoped and I’ve learned that things are rarely as bad as they seem.

With that said, here are a few things that deserve a Thumbs-Up this week!

1. I’m only half-jobless. This is a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, I have my job temporarily. On the other hand, it’s temporary. When I handed in my resignation on Thursday, I didn’t think twice about when my position would be filled. Now my life sort of hanging on it. But I’ve got a broad skillset, so I’ll find something somewhere.

2. I have the world’s best friends. Seriously. The best. From late-night, lengthy, sob-filled phone calls to the hung over, “OMG-we’re-both-crying-what-is-wrong-with-us”, I never felt alone. Then there were the tweet-ups, emails, texts and hilarious pictures and the “hey chicky, should I come over with wine?” messages that reminded me just how full my life is.

3. Sick Days. ‘Nuff said. Although I’m feeling better, I still needed a day to myself. A day to spend with F. A day to just be. So yesterday, I used one of my sick days at work and it left me feeling totally rejuvenated. Never under estimate the power of a good snuggle and a bubble bath to bring you back to life. Props to F for his mad snuggle-skills.

4. And directly related to sick days, undeniably the greatest blessing of all: I am healthy. I am not facing a serious medical issue, I can get up and go every morning – even on the days I don’t want to. So I will. And I’ll be thankful every step of the way.

It’s amazing what the right perspective can do for you mood.

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