Forging new habits

#OneGoodThingToday marks the halfway point in the year and so with this post, I have completed 183 of 366 days of #OneGoodThing.

This project has been a great new habit for me — both to get me writing every day again and to retrain my brain to look for the good in each day. It hasn’t always been easy, like the day I had a root canal or an endoscopy. Those were some rough days. There’ve been plenty of days where it was 11:30 at night and I thought, what the hell am I going to write about today? But then, there’ve been other days where I have several good things from which to choose. And as the year has progressed, I think there have been more and more of those days.

My #OneGoodThing project couldn’t have been timed better. When I began, I had already been experiencing chronic health issues for some time. My health struggles were getting me down and became a driving force behind my decision to write about #OneGoodThing each day. Just barely a month after starting this project, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Pernicious Anemia. As thrilled as I was to finally have an an answer (a diagnosis), it has not been an easy recovery process. There have been setbacks and challenges (which I mostly don’t share since this blog is about good things), and I’m now facing my needle phobia every day. Daily injections and learning about my condition have helped immensely in my physical recovery. Writing this blog has helped me maintain a positive outlook and hope.

Today’s #OneGoodThing is the completion of six months of this project and the forging of new good habits.

Day 183 of 366. Happy July 1st!

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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