Thankful Thursdays

In an attempt to self-actualise and fight anxiety and depression I have decided to regularly post about something I am thankful for. This might be something small like chocolate or something on a far larger scale, like sunshine. 

Join me (or don’t) and comment on your own ‘thankful things’ in the comments section below! 

Thankful Things

This week I am thankful for my husband, pain killers and living in Australia. 

My Husband

There are two words in this world that keep me sane, make me happy, and make me feel safe. They are my husband. I am cursed blessed to be an INFJ and long thought no one could or would ever understand me because of my INFJness. However, I met and married not only my soul mate, but a fellow INFJ who’s as equally neurotic special as I am. No matter what happens in my life, my husband is my one constant, the one thing I can rely on and the owner of my heart and soul forever. I am deeply thankful for my husband. 

Pain Killers

If my husband is the pain killer for my mind, soul and emotional self, then codeine is my physical salvation. I get bad migraines and, when writing, bad neck pain. At times like these the only thing that helps is pain killers. Good old neurofen plus (that’s ibuprofen with codeine) knocks in the arse any pain that comes my way. I am so thankful to the talented scientists who made these wonder drugs. 

Living in Australia 

We may not be the biggest country, we may not be the most civilised either, but there is no other country but Australia I’d rather live. We have an amazing medical and healthcare system,  plentiful crops and bountiful fauna. We have iconic skylines and majestic buildings, a range of seasons and weather, and are at the forefront of the latest technological and medical breakthroughs. For these reasons Australia is known as the ‘lucky country’ and for these reasons I am thankful to live in Australia. 

What about you? What are you thankful for? 

35 thoughts on “Thankful Thursdays

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your sweetie! I am thankful for my amazing INFJ Aussie friend who is gifted beyond measure and always knows what to say to bring a smile to my face. Jess, you are truly a gift and I feel blessed that our paths have crossed! Love and hugs beautiful soul…πŸ’š

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  2. I love how you cross out one word and follow with the alternative. Something about that just tickles me.
    And I must say I am most grateful for bloggers like you, who have this wonderful way of making me feel more “normal” in my struggles. I do not wish trouble upon anyone, but there is comfort and reassurance in knowing it’s not so unusual.
    And I am thankful for the wealth of stories that are available through the internet. The ease with which I can find such an abundant variety of books, music, and videos makes it that much easier to find something comforting (currently an anime called My Love Story).
    Here’s hoping I find “her”, sooner rather than later.

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  3. Lovely pic of you and your husband. You’re truly blessed.

    After your ‘Straya post, I no longer want to visit your country. It scares me to death. But I totally get love-of-own-country, and I’m glad you’re happy there.

    I’m a migraine sufferer. I used to take five pills of Topamax a day to prevent them, which worked well enough. (I was worried about long-term liver issues, so I stopped.) I also have chronic muscles spasms in my neck. (Maybe from computer work?) I’m glad you found something that works for you. Migraines and neck pains suck.

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  4. What a beautiful post. Switching our focus can have such wonderful immediate results. It makes me so happy to hear what a loving and relationship you and your husband have together. It makes my heart fuzzy. I’m grateful for my children who are so awesome, my beautiful home state of Florida and my mind, which keeps me constantly entertained!

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  5. That’s a wonderful post. And the pic of you and your hubby is adorable. What radiant, beaming smiles! You look fabulous together.

    At the top of my “thankful list” is my husband. We met in high school and have been together ever since–soulmates like you and yours. I also have a wonderful family and a gorgeous little cat who brings joy into my life. I am blessed. πŸ™‚

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  6. You and your husband are so sweet together. πŸ™‚ Now, let me, see, three things . . . Alcohol, music, & my dog. Yay! I did it!

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  7. I have to say your photo with your husband is lovely! I like how your hair frames your face and cute smile like a photo frame, and your husband has a jolly big smile. πŸ˜€

    Today I’m thankful for my dear Aussie fellow-INFJ blogger friend who spoils me with lots of blogger award nominations! I’m grateful to have you as a friend, Jess. ❀️

    I tend to get migraines too, which only goes away when I take painkillers and sleep right after. So I’m also grateful for painkillers. πŸ’Š

    I’m also grateful for my husband, who gives me love every day, even when I’m not in the best of moods! ❀️

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    1. Nawww! Too sweet! Thanks hon for your very sweet words; my hubby has a jolly big laugh too πŸ€— I wonder if migraines is also an INFJ thing? A few fellow INFJs have commented on the dreaded migraine now… hm.
      Glad you’ve got an awesome hubby too – love em to bits!

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      1. Funny you mentioned that; when I was typing my comment, I thought your husband might have a jolly big laugh too, the loud kind. πŸ˜†

        Now that you mention it, maybe it is? Or maybe it’s because we tend to get overstimulated (like highly sensitive people) and our brains kinda protest. In a terrible way. πŸ˜…

        Yep, glad to have my awesome husband and that yours is awesome too! ❀

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  8. Like you, I’m also thankful for my husband. He has helped me through some rough times with my health. You two make a cute couple.
    Sounds like you need to add magnesium to your diet. I was floored by all the improvement I had after my neurologist put me on Mg for seizure management. My headaches quit, the fibro faded away, and so much more. It’s still hasn’t made the Myasthenia go away, but I’m calmer and have a little more energy. Look into it; you may be pleasantly surprised. Mg is used by every single body system we have. Stress and food additives are some things that deplete your body of Mg.

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  9. Brilliant idea for a post. I love everything about your blog and I am happy that I am slowly getting to know you.
    The picture of you and hubby is just FAB! You’re both gorgeously adorable .

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