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3 Things I’m Grateful for in January
This is a post in my Real Talk series.
I think we’re all pretty ungrateful for the things that we take for granted anyway, so I was super keen to take part in a monthly Gratefulness blog hop.
I’ve tried writing things I’m grateful for down, making Dua (prayer) for things I’m grateful for and generally trying to calm myself down in moments of panic and anxiety when nothing else seems to work.
Being grateful to me means not just saying you feel grateful for something, but taking the time to acknowledge and appreciate the unique gift you’ve been given because it can be so easily taken away.
So, without further ado, here are 3 things I’m grateful for in January:
My health has improved massively Alhamdulillah since my Stroke in 2016, and whilst I may never be the same Humaira pre-Stroke I’m incredibly grateful for the capacity my body has to function and to be able to take care of myself and my family without asking for help.
Shukar Alhamdulillah I was one of the few patients in the hospital who didn’t need help going to the toilet or washing and dressing.
Even a year a half on, I am able to cook, clean and look after myself.
I still get tired and need to take long breaks in between, but I am truly grateful for my health and am really trying to help myself by taking small steps towards fitness.
I work for the Stroke Association and it has been the biggest blessing of my life Alhamdulillah.
After I came out of the hospital, they were the first people to come out and help me make sense of my Stroke, offered me support and advice and eventually got me back on my feet.
I volunteered as a Peer Mentor for a while and was able to help people looking to get back to work or make the leap towards going back to work after a Stroke. It was one of the most rewarding things I have done.
During this time, I applied for and was successful for a job in the Stroke Association and I am now the first point of contact for Stroke Survivors and their families trying to make sense of Stroke.
Through the good times and bad, my family has always been there for me Alhamdulillah.
My mum used to bring me food to the hospital because I just could not eat the bland food they offered and the Halal options were just not palatable.
I know I’m not always the best daughter or even the best wife but Alhamdulillah my parents, sister and my husband were there during the worst moments of my illness and still managed to talk me off a ledge when I was incredibly frustrated at not getting a diagnosis.
Now I try my best to be there for them and to be grateful for all the family members in my life who made Dua then and continue to make Dua now for me Alhamdulillah.
I hope this post inspires you to be grateful for the small and big things in your life.
Do check out all the other ladies in the Blog Hop and leave me a comment as to what you’re grateful for this month.