Day 1787: Progress

I often tell people in therapy that it’s important to acknowledge and validate progress, especially their own.

Therefore, I’m going to acknowledge and validate progress in several areas.

Michael sent me the three photos he took for me on Saturday.

michael2.jpg  michael1


I am having a pain-free reaction this year to November 22, the anniversary of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and also my first heart surgery at age 10 (progressively blogged about here, here, here, here, and here).

For now, when I have my teeth cleaned (as I am today), I take only a single  pill of antibiotics instead of having an intravenous infusion  (progressively blogged about here and here).

Because I got my own INR monitor last week, I can test my blood levels at home instead of going into the hospital every few weeks to manage my anticoagulant medication.

There is progress in women feeling safer to speak up about sexual harassment.

I continue to progress in taking photos for this blog.





I hope we can make progress towards peace.

Here’s “Progress” by Mutemath:

I shall now progress in giving thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.




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20 thoughts on “Day 1787: Progress

  1. Here’s to how far you’ve come, Ann, and how far we’ll all go together.

  2. You’ve come so far 🙂

  3. The past can’t be changed but we can learn from it. It’s inspiring to see your progress and how you’re using it to make the future better. There’s nothing more noble than building a better future since it’s where we’re all going to live.

  4. You are right, it is good to count progress and we need to remind ourselves at intervals. Thanks.

  5. You’ve made a lot of progress with your move to the waterfront and with your singing, Ann. Not to mention your heart! And I’m making a lot of progress with my NaNoWriMo word count!

  6. We are all making progress together. Sometimes we don’t realize there are others out there that are silently celebrating a milestone and hoping that we experience the same good feeling.

  7. Who would have thought how much progress you are capable of … 💕 I love that about you Ann.

  8. You have been through so much and come so far

  9. Technology has enabled us to do so much on line and on the telephone – but less and less with a real live person – that, I understand, is progress.

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