Today I am thankful for a lot of things. Thankful for my excruciatingly long-awaited permit for the project I have been working on. It had been keeping me stressed for weeks so much so that I could hardly sleep at night and in the morning when I woke up, it would be the first thing I would worry about. It was a humbling experience, teaching me the value of time, and of treasuring the little things.
I am also thankful for the improving condition of Blue Eyes, my cat. I brought him back from the vet tonight and his fever has gone down, albeit he still has no appetite. He looks stronger and I try talking to him to try to coax him to eat. I keep him separate from my other cats right now, upon the vet's instruction. I realize that being a pet owner is a full-time responsibility. You can't expect them to be okay all the time. I wish that was the case though.
I am also thankful for the extra day of rest I get this weekend (it is a long weekend) so I will use tomorrow to care for kitty, do some laundry and get extra sleep. I think I do need a long weekend, after all. I guess it is all a matter of perspective.