THANKFUL FRIDAY WITH A SIDE OF PRICKLY PEAR

This week has been a struggle for me to be positive, pleasant, nice. One of the reasons the blog has become what it is today, was because I wanted less bitch and more positive. But I think a number of things are conspiring against me this week. Most likely, I really just need a nap. I feel like I'm on the cusp. I'm reaching the beginning to an end, an end to how I approach and deal with a certain aspect of my life. Part of that approach is to clean out. It's time for a purge and I am thankful that I will get a chance to start doing exactly that this weekend. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I live in a one room apartment. I have no control over the incomplete kitchen, the wreck of an office, the clutter and hideousness of the living room. But I have complete control over my bedroom. I am thankful that I have this one small square (rectangle really) of space. Also, people may scratch their heads at this one, but I am thankful that the living room TV died this week. This became the perfect opportunity to cancel our cable (something we've been talking about doing for months and months now). No TV means that I have no reason to spend time in the "living" room (I'm not sure why it's ever called that; no actual living really takes place in there) that makes my skin crawl.

I am beginning to find that the simple act of remembering to be thankful for the things I have as well as the things I don't have makes the prickles less sharp. As per usual, I am thankful for my friends (the dinner we're having with one of them tonight) and my loved ones. I am thankful for this beautiful day and the ones yet to come. Hope everyone has a great day and wonderful weekend!