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.
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.