Today being Independence Day in the US, the day program I attend has social hours as the sponsoring agency is closed.
For the last few weeks, I chose to go today… but keeping that commitment was tough as it can be sometimes.
But I knew for my peers…I knew I needed to remain committed to attending as low attendance could cause the event to be cancelled, and I didn’t want to be the reason for that happening.
So I continued to remain committed to attending, especially after getting a confirmation text last night.
Anxiety woke me up a few hours early because I was afraid I’d sleep in, it gave me time to grab breakfast on my own before embarking on a 1.5 hour van ride due to short staffing.
Once there, I did my part and helped prep foods and clean up before embarking on the 1.5 hour journey home in reverse.
On the way home I began those negative thinking patterns, yet there is so much to be thankful for.
I got home and it has been happening, I needed to recharge from the busy day I had, and after, I wanted to feel angry.
But then I remember… this is autism, and all things considered, mentally and emotionally I am doing quite well all things considered.
It’s everything that I need to be thankful for that matters, not the small gripes.
Happy fourth of July, celebrate safely and respect the reason for the holiday.