Sunday 18 May 2008

I really should just count my blessings

As rough as it seems right now, I really should just be thankful.
Even though I'd rather not have to go to work, I should be thankful I do have a job.
Even though it's a long way to go to work, I should be thankful I have a car to get there.
Even though I don't get to see my family much, I should be thankful for the moments I do get with them.
Even though the house seems like it's always a mess, I should be thankful we have a house.
Even when the kids have me at the end of my rope, I should be thankful I have kids (and that they're healthy enough to piss me off!)
It all comes down to being healthy and safe - and simply being happy for being alive.

The world lost a very beautiful person yesterday. And I mean beautiful in the true sense of the word. Kris was a very dear friend of my mom and dad - as is her husband, Mitch. She was beautiful inside and out. She had a wonderful spirit. She was one of those people who you were happy to be around. I always had the sense she was the type of person would do anything for a friend and always seemed very happy and positive. My heart goes out to everyone affected by her passing. Hers is definitely a life to be celebrated.

When life starts seeming rough, when we start getting caught up in the little stuff, we really do need to take a step back; and as the title of the famous book tells us, "Don't sweat the small stuff. (It's all small stuff)."

If you have your health and your family, really that's all you need. Today I'm counting my blessings.


mom2peaches said...

you are so right - thanks for the reminder!

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