Oct 27, 2008

I am grateful, I really am!

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
It's no secret it's been a rough year for me. I did a lot of things this year I had to do, but never wanted to do. Now that the year is coming to a close, I'm finding that I'm being kind of a whinny bitch. I don't want to fall into a hole of depression, but at the same time I don't want to tramp all these emotions down. So my solution is to look at what I am grateful for. I do have a lot and I don't always have to dwell on the negative. Focusing on the positive doesn't mean I am not paying attention to my sadness, it just means that I am looking at it from a different point of view. So here I go...

I am grateful for my family. Even though times aren't as easy as I thought they were going to be, they are looking up.

I am grateful that Zilla is FINALLY catching up with the other children in his class.

I am grateful that Nae is getting almost all A's in her classes. Only one B.

I am grateful that my sister is living with my dad and will continue to do so.

I am grateful that I can look down at my hands and remember my mom without crying.

I am grateful for our new house.

I am grateful that I have the opportunity to go for walks around my house and look at all the beautiful tress and scenery around the pathways.

I am grateful that my children have insurance and can go to the doctor if/when needed.

I am grateful that I got to spend some time with my best friend last week.

I am grateful that I am able to email one of my best friends to plan an outing in the coming weeks.

I am grateful for this blog and all the amazing woman I have met through having this blog and making it "open".

And finally, I am grateful for myself. I can do what I put my mind to. No matter how small it may look to someone else. It matters to me and that is important!

8 friends have commented:

MoxieMamaKC on October 27, 2008 at 7:01 PM said...

Good for you! It's a rough time for a lot of people right now. I'm proud of you for turning it into a positive/greatful for what you have situation! I need to take the lesson!

Mama Bear on October 27, 2008 at 9:13 PM said...

great idea--- I think we should all focus more on what we are thankful for!

Marie on October 28, 2008 at 6:50 AM said...

What a lovely post! I think if we all took the time to dwell on what we are thankful for, we might would be able to cut back a meds a bit :).

I sat outside last night when it was very dark and looked at the stars and thought to myself, I have got to do this more. It was very peaceful.

Kristin on October 28, 2008 at 7:22 AM said...

I am glad you can think about your mom without being sad all the time.

I am also very glad you made this blog open. I like having you around.

BTW, don't worry about being a whiny bitch. Its ok to do occasionally. After all, we are human.

Anonymous said...

Good for you, hon. It's not always easy to turn off that "bad" switch. I know I can't always.

Kenya on October 28, 2008 at 6:02 PM said...

Beautifully stated!

sara on October 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM said...

What a nice post! It's hard to remember everything I'm grateful for sometimes - but you've inspired me to write my own list. So thanks! I hope that you get to add a ton of new things as well. ((hugs))

Antigone on October 29, 2008 at 8:35 PM said...

There are days when I have trouble recognizing what I do have. It's a good exercise for all of us...forcing ourselves to remember there is much to be gratful for.

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