This week started out beyond abysmal. I know, we all have tough weeks. But this week was just sucking the life out of me, right from the start. On Monday, several weeks of sleep deprivation and exhaustion and stress in general finally hit a tipping point and I experienced my first-ever panic attack (I don’t recommend it, folks).
I am thankful for amazing coworkers that realize these things are happening and help to alleviate the stress, calm me down, and provide lots of sparkling water to rehydrate.
As of last Monday, my fundraising for my Livestrong ride and run this weekend was also running a bit low and neglected. I hadn’t really focused on it, and felt a bit weird asking people to give “me” money. I finally got over that, with a reality check that the money wasn’t for me – it was for a much bigger cause.
I am thankful for friends, family, and coworkers who have helped me meet and exceed my fundraising goal with more generous and supportive gifts (and messages) than I could ever imagine.
I am thankful to my fellow blogging goddesses Denise and Joceline for their support, to my Temptation friends for their witty messages and quick responses to get me those last few dollars to my goal on Wednesday afternoon, to my family for their beyond generous donations, to my sistafriends for ignoring our designated philanthropy for mine instead, and to all of my amazing and sweet friends (many of whom are still students) for making every dollar count.
What else am I grateful for this week? I’ll list a few more things:
Funny pictures of my sister’s cat
Exciting job news for a family member
Work assignments that make me giggle just a little bit
Quality time with my biological sister AND my srat sisters
Coffee (okay, I’m grateful for this every week)