To My Migraine and Headache Family - Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
Good afternoon and happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you in our Migraine and headache community. If you're not in the United States, where we're celebrating Thanksgiving, well... happy Thanksgiving anyway.
Ellen and I have been sharing our gratitude journals this month, and today we're both grateful for YOU. Obviously, we all wish there were cures for Migraine, cluster headaches, new daily persistent headache, and all the other headache disorders. That would make this site and community obsolete, and that would be truly fine with us. Since that's not yet possible, today, we give thanks for each of you and this online community.
Admittedly, I had trouble getting into the spirit today since I lost my voice to laryngitis a few days ago, and I have a weather-triggered Migraine, but after allowing myself a five-minute pity party, here I am.
Yesterday evening brought me a bit of a history lesson during the evening news broadcast. Today is the first day of Hanukkah this year, so it officially began at sundown yesterday. Did you know that this is the first time that Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah have been on the same day since 1918? Or that it won't occur again until 2070? There's our history lesson for today.
So, to those of you who celebrate Hanukkah, I wish you a joyous and blessed Hanukkah as well as a happy Thanksgiving.
Today, on the 28th day in our 30 Days of Gratitude, Ellen and I are thankful for each and every one of you. It may hurt our hearts to see so many people still suffering with Migraine and other headache disorders, but it also warms our hearts to see you here – learning, sharing, getting the support you need, and supporting each other. We hope your day is as pleasant and full of joy as possible.
Ellen and I both find that a gratitude journal helps us maintain our emotional equilibrium when it seems that everything in our lives is conspiring to bring us down. We also find that it helps to share with each other. That's one reason we want to share with you, our Migraine and headache family.
Would you like to join us? It's easy to keep a gratitude journal, and you're always welcome to share any of it here in our community. Journals can be handwritten or kept on your computer. To share here, you can create a SharePost of your own, or you can post comments to our posts.
For a listing of all of our 30 Days of Gratitude posts, see A Migraine Patient's 30 Days of Gratitude - Introduction.
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© Teri Robert, 2013
Last updated November 28, 2013.