Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Today was a challenging day since I was returning to work after taking three sick days last week.  Regardless of how things are I am very blessed and thank God for all the wonderful things in my life.
  • I am thankful for getting up at 4:50am this morning because it means I am Mom to a wonderful two year old who was wide awake and I am the one who got to hold him, rock him, and eventually let him come out and watch cartoons on my lap while I caught a few zzz's on the couch before work.
  • I am thankful that my cold from last week is coming to an end and that it made me remember how wonderful good health really is and how I should not take it for granted and to also be compassionate to those who suffer from chronic illness.
  • I am thankful for my PMS/cramps as it means I am a woman and was able to carry a child in my womb and will again hopefully soon.
  • I am thankful that I have clean water at the turn of a faucet and will immensly enjoy my shower in the morning that I did without this morning.  It is easy to take for granted that we have access to good, clean, and safe water.
  • I am thankful to return to work today because I have a job that I enjoy and so does Dustin, and we live comfortably and are able to provide our son with many things that Dustin and I didn't have.
  • I am thankful to have filled my gas tank at $3.45 a gallon because I have the luxury of a good working, reliable vehicle to transport myself and my family safely.
  • I am thankful for the 10 extra pounds I carry (even though I should lose them) because I live in a country where good food is plentiful and I waste too much even though there are thousands of people in the world starving to death. 
  • I am thankful that I get to kiss my best friend every day.  There is no perspective to that, it is truely wonderful in every way!
One other thing weighing heavy on my mind that I have been unable to put in a favorable perspective is that the eldest of my brothers got into a big fight with my Mom and sister two weeks ago and it seems to be getting worse instead of better.  I want to make it all better, but some things just take time.  I am praying that it resolves itself in a favorable way and does not tear our family apart. 

(Added 8/17) I thought of another one, I am thankful for my bed that is located in a country whose government it busy tearing each other apart and people are having hard times because I know that when I lay down at night I can rest peacefully since I am relatively safe and secure because there are brave men and women out there who are not safe and secure protecting me. 


  1. Wow, you were right...it was just one of those days yesterday (and unfortunately, still one of those days for me). I just have to keep praying (sometimes out loud) for God to give me strength to not break. Great post!


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