I am thankful to others who in moments unbeknownst to them let me know sometimes how human we all are and allow me to forgive myself. I am thankful for this forum and this particular section of it, as inactive as it is because it shows me that as that bulimic women on that Ted Talk once said the sun will always be out there, no matter what whenever you decide to go outside and feel it's warmth on your skin, I am grateful for new habits that remind me who I always was, and what I changed to survive that I don't need to change anymore because I don't need to survive. I need to thrive and build on relationships and pursue meaning and fun and purpose and a state of belonging and of love. I'm thankful for the tea I'm drinking and the cobbler I made yesterday. For the shower in my house that I will be taking a long hot one in, in a few. I am grateful for my father who has done so much for me, and whom I will do the best I can to build on his efforts and bring happiness to in return, the best I can. He took care of me always, the best he could, and I hope I can return the favor. I am grateful to every teacher in this world that took an interest or shined a spotlight on something worthwhile in their students. Anyone that showed another, a better way, or a new refreshing path, or a wisdom they didn't have before. I am thankful to art for inspiring and letting us question. I am grateful for my body and the immense healing I know I am capable of through my soul and mind that will inevitably show up in feeling in my skin and bones. I am thankful that we are all part of this common world, the sky, the wind the trees. I am thankful for animals that love us. For music that moves us. For leaders that inspire us. For mothers that nurture us and mend our wounds, I am grateful for real men who protect and support. To all those that have shown us the extent of happiness that can exist, including ourselves in better times. I am grateful for the capacity for love and for sanity. For solutions, for well meaning institutions. And individuals who never back down from what is true or right until they're proven wrong. For a world that challenges us all but bares such wonderful fruit if we only turn our heads to the light. I am grateful for my dreams. and my me.