Today I am thankful for:
* A mini smile. I am able to move my lips into a small smile if I try really hard. It is still lop-sided, but it is improvement. I can also move my entire eyebrow... again, it's not equal to the other side, but all improvement is good!
* Contractors who need work. As hard as this experience is, the fact that we can help out contractors in the area who haven't had much work in this economy, is a great thing.
* My semi-circle retaining walls in my backyard. We tried so hard to make the railroad ties that used to be there work, but really, I hated them. The stone blocks are awesome!
* The fact that I have a warm place to lay my head every night. I may not like the rental, but at least I have a place to sleep tonight. There are so many who are struggling with the state of the economy right now. I am grateful that I can turn up the heat if I am cold and huddle under soft blankets. And I will hold those who can't in my thoughts tomorrow as we celebrate Thanksgiving.