"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Time To Be Thankful

I'm in a rut today. It's actually lasted about three days now. My mood has been bad and I don't feel like a good mom. This morning I said an extra prayer that I would be able to see the blessings in my life and be grateful for all the things that are going right. I've spent most of the day being cynical and down right grumpy. But as I was driving back from preschool and listening to my kids giggling in the car, it occurred to me that even if I'm not feeling good about life, I can fake it. So right now, here are some things that I'm grateful for.

-My children. Although they drive me crazy at times, they are the light of my life.

-My husband. Again, he drives me crazy and is sometimes the root of my bad mood, but I love him. He is a good man and he's doing his best to provide for us in a way that he thinks is right.

-My home. I'm feeling cramped and isolated and like the walls are caving in. But these walls provide warmth and shelter and it's far more than many people in this world have.

-The gospel. Where would I be without it in my life? I hate to think about that.

-My freedom. Enough said.

-Great parents. I'm lucky to have a great relationship with a wonderful mother and father.

I know this sounds simple, but it's times like now that I have to remember the everyday things. I am so fortunate, despite how my outlook on life may be at the moment.


PhillipsFam said...

This is going to sound silly, but read "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" - it ALWAYS helps me when I've had a bad day (or two) "Today I Feel Silly" by Jamie Lee Curtis works well too! :)

Jeanette said...

I love how you said you were going to "fake it". It's good advice. One day at a time is my motto.