I am so grateful for the following,
- All my family members are relatively healthy (no one had extended hospital stays)
- My kid enjoys her school, where we live now, and is building new friendship.
- With her grandmother’s generous help, we have been able to support our kid in cultivating her talents (voice, painting, etc.)
- My partner is supportive of my career.
- After 8 moves in the last 7 years, we are finally settled down for at least another 5 years.
- We have a home. My mortgage rate the lowest it can given my circumstances.
- I’m learning new things every day.
- I have a job I love.
- We have means of transportation (one car was a gift from my mother in law)
- My student loans are paid off.
- As a pgy1, I maxed out my ROTH IRA for 2014 (first year of retirement savings.)
- We found a church close to our house and we are committed to going every Sunday.
- My mother in law has been super supportive to us, in all the ways imaginable.
- I can confide in and seek counsel from my wise sister.
- I have wonderful co-workers. Dedicated, brilliant physicians.
- The nature and wild life where we live is incredible.
- Life-long friends are there for me.
- I am 30 and healthy.
- I can work until I’m 80 as a radiologist as long as my eyes function.
- Most likely, I don’t have to work after 70.
- I love teaching/tutoring. I enjoy helping others fulfill their dream of becoming a doctors /health care professionals.
When I count my blessing, gratitude replaces fear.
Gratitude is key to MY ability to enjoy life at the present instead of worrying about the future.
“Depression is living in the past; anxiety is living in the future; peace is living NOW.” said by an unnamed schizophrenic patient I met on my psych rotation.