In America, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We spend the day thinking about what we are grateful for and also eating a lot of turkey and pie. :)
I thought it would be fun to start a discussion on what we're all thankful for. I'll get it going:
I'm thankful that my wonderful girlfriend, Vanessa, accepted my marriage proposal last weekend. We're all smiles here. :)
I'm also thankful that this community exists and helps so many people. We started Ben's Friends (www.bensfriends.org) 6 years ago and now over 80,000 patients and loved ones visit all 35 sites every month. It's truly a little Internet miracle.
I'm grateful for the community, the friendships and especially thankful that the volunteer moderators donate so much of their time to help others. Thank You Mods!
Ok, that's what I'm thankful for. How about you? Let us know below.
Mazel Tov, Scott and Vanessa! What wonderful news!
I am grateful to be looking forward to a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner, and especially for incredibly supportive friends and family who take me exactly as I am.
I am thankful for this forum!!! This group, more than any other I've seen, is open to any and all without judgement and we need this so much.
Thank you, Ben's Friends...
I am on narcolepsy for myself and Guillian Barre bor my wife.
We are at Harborview in Seattle Washington and she is recovering from surgery yesterday. I am thankful for all the wonderfull people who work in the medical field.
Well said pwntek & RiverRat.
I hope your wife is recovering well River Rat!
I am thankful that I found Living with Narcolepsy on Ben's Friends. I learn something new about my illness everyday I log on. I try to share my experiences with the illness. Each person that has taken the brave step to join the group and share their personal stories makes each of us here a little stronger, a little more eager to help the next person with suggestions for coping, a little more educated on the subtle ways a diagnosis of narcolepsy changes your life. And, it's a forum for questions about the GIANT ways narcolepsy changes your life.
I am thankful for my supportive family and the humor they bring to my situation. Without laughter and love, what's the point of being here? They make me proud every day by their acceptance of my illness and endless support. I am thankful that I feel their love.
That is so sweet Coping! Thx.