Something happened yesterday that made me realize that sometimes things that aren't so good are things that we should give thanks for. I have a friend (:::waves:::) who has a dog with cancer. This dog was my dog, Bailey's, best friend and has morphed into Dakota's as well (though at first the dog was a bit hesitant: "What is this little yippy, jumpy, bitey thing you've brought to see me?").
We're all terribly sad to think of losing her, but grateful that things seem to be progressing very slowly. Yesterday, her owner knew something was wrong so took her to the vet, steeled to hear the worst. Instead, she discovered the dog had a kidney infection.
And we celebrated.
I told her that it felt strange to be all, "WOO HOO! She has a kidney infection!" but it was wonderful to know that her discomfort and need to potty so often wasn't a result of her cancer progressing.
I'm thankful that she's still around. Yesterday felt a little eerie to me, though, because three years ago, at this time of year, was when we lost Bailey.
So, sometimes it's good to be thankful for the not-so-good things.
What odd thing are you thankful for?
You Are Cinnamon
You are warm and friendly. You are a social creature and a true extrovert.
You are welcoming, and you love to have people over to your place. You make everyone feel at home.
You are sweet, but you aren't overwhelming. You know how to be subtle with people. You have tact.
You love life, and people love to be around you. You are very popular without trying to be.
Hmmm... not so much.