Today I am thankful for this body God gave me. Many times I complain about it - it's too mis-shapen, it's too weak, it's doesn't look like what our culture defines as beautiful - but truly, I am able to do so many things w/the body I have! I have not lost hair, or at least not that anyone would notice! I do not need corrective braces to walk, I do not need a wheel chair nor do I need assistance to feed and dress myself. I am also thankful for my mind, my mental health and stability. Yep, I have ca-raz-ay days like everyone one else, but I don't have an unnatural fear of the what ifs or an unnerving sense of suspicion all the time. Anxiety is present in my life but I think I have come a long way in taking care of myself (and allowing myself to be taken care of) so it doesn't get the better of me. I am thankful for these things and I pray for those that are not able to say the same.