Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gratefully yours

I'm having one of those days where I would rather complain than be thankful. It comes easily enough. A bad attitude oozes into life and sours everything. This morning I couldn't find socks. I am wearing black yoga pants (because Yoga is my life) and all I could find were brown dress socks. Granted I probably will not see a living soul besides my family today, but I wanted some sporty white socks. I rustled through the inner berth of my messy and disorganized dresser and I finally found a white pair of socks and donned them. I came downstairs to pack a lunch for my hubby and Emma as they trucked off to PDX with the semi truck. I also needed to feed Mandy breakfast, not mention myself. As I bumbled around the kitchen, I found water on the floor with my last and only clean pair of white socks. I almost swore as the cold water soaked through the cotton, I was so mad. I hate wet socks.

It's taken a bit of time for my attitude change. I let the scripture I have posted above the sink soak in to my weary soul. And then reading horrible news reports about civil wars around the world and then a blog about a man losing his wife to breast cancer made me realize how silly my wet socks issue is. In honor of my life's little problems, I am going to write 5 things I am extremely grateful for today:

1) Peace in my home
2) The ability to do laundry and wash and dry more socks if I was so inclined
3) Mandy's infectious grin
4) The fact that Emma gets to be with her hard working daddy today
5) My wood stove on a cold and dreary day

Feeling better already...

6 comments:

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

After you finish that yoga video (chuckle, chuckle), pop in a nice Hallmark movie:-) That will help ease the day along.

Choco Girl said...

It really does help....I would love to come visit but as far as trekking through manure..doesn't well...sound appealing. Hey but I could put it on my list of things I've gotten to experience in this life...LOL!

Shawna said...

Sometimes taking note of some simple treasures make the irritations less irritating! Nice lesson!

Cathy said...

I think I need some kind of verse on my fridge!

Cathy said...

...or sink...or door...

Linds and Manda said...

Wet socks could have been #26 on my facebook list yesterday. I hate them but you're right...there are so many things to be thankful for. Why do we get so easily hung up on the small stuff and let it get the best of us? Hope today is a good day for you. This morning the three of us are off to the gym (here on campus) for play date/Moms Bible study. This afternoon...who knows.