The other night, I read this book to our 7 year old. It’s an old fav in our house.
It’s a great kid’s book about being grateful about what you have, and not to worry so much about “keeping up with the Joneses”..Bear Country style, that is.
BUT apparently I wasn’t paying much attention to the message in the book because just an hour-or-so later, I was stomping about the house in TEARS (can you say PMS???) I had decided to throw myself a full blown Pity Party For One. I was miffed at myself, my world, my hubby (poor dude), and anyone else who dared cross my path.
If the fish could have gotten out of the tank, I would have been pissed at them too.
I was P.O’d because I was “sick of our house”. SICK of the tininess. SICK of the 1/2 story with slanted ceilings, SICK of one bathroom for four people. Biotch, Biotch, Biotch.
For everyone’s safety..I went to bed.
The next morning with a clearer head I realized how petty & selfish all thinking that really was. How I needed to “count my blessings” like the Berenstain Bears. I got up, kicked myself in the pants, and thanked God I HAD a nice house and roof over my head. That I HAD a beautiful family to share that roof with me.
Attitude Adjustment.. ACTIVATE!
I knew I needed to be grateful for what I already HAD and stop wallowing in “what should be”. I’m lucky. I really have very little to complain about. Don’t even get me started on stories of friends who have lost jobs, then houses over the last few years. Or loved ones.
Then I read an absolutely amazing post from friend, fellow blogger, and future Mom Squader Laura over the The Rad Life . WOW, girlfriend. She really reinforced my whole little “Mama Drama” scene that sometimes we need to stop, re-adjust, and re-remind ourselves that though our lives are not perfect, what we have it still a blessing. Please give it a read. It is SO worth it.
Good job Laura
Now back to YOU..o’valued readers….
What are YOU grateful for??