I wanted to do a real quick post this morning. I realized with the challenge going on I have not written much this week and I am always full of things to say, lol. I am not sure why but this morning I feel like I need to point out the things that I am grateful for. A couple of little things happened yesterday that made me think “holy crap I need to quit being a whiner”. When I get overwhelmed with to many things on the to do list I get whinny and awnry. It is so stupid because it is not like they are bad things on the list. They are things like cleaning the house, grocery shopping, graduation BBQ’s, my scout troop is coming over for fishing, end of school parties things like that. Most of it is fun stuff it just also happens to all fall in 1 day!
Yesterday I was running around doing my errands being awnry about it with my son Anthony. You know those days that there is just never enough time or money no matter how hard you try? It was that kind of day. Then me and my rotten attitude went to the store. I was being snappy with my son and running around in my rush trying to get things done. Then I came a round a corner and there was this woman. She was in a wheel chair, it was very obvious she was battling cancer and she was all alone. I smiled as I passed by her and immediately I thought I am so ungrateful! Then I come home get on line and met yet another dear friend who is unable to conceive a child, I have met 2 wonderful women on here who are having that issue. We also have a friend we met here on line who just found out her son has cancer.
Here I am perfectly healthy, mad because I am able to attend all of the fun things in life with my wonderful husband and 3 healthy children. I guess my whole point is when it all comes down to it we need to appreciate all of the things we are able to do. All of the blessings we have and beautiful people in our lives. We need to stop letting the little things over shadow the bigger things and live in the moment because we never know what tomorrow may bring.
I have this saying on my wall in my bedroom, ” Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you only have today.” I am going to try to live each moment I have rather than rushing through it each day. Really there will never be enough money to make it all work, that’s just life. There will never be enough time to do everything, but we can make the most of the time we have.
I am going to start cooking breakfast for my 7 little scouts that will be here shortly and I am so grateful I have the ability to cook for them and teach them how to fish. This is going to be a great day and I am looking forward to every moment I have to enjoy it!