Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday 6.27

Backstory to this post: I'm currently reading a book called "Worn Out Woman: When your life is full but your spirit is empty". I bought it a long time ago when I was feeling overwhelmed, and (surprise, surprise) was too busy to actually find the time to read it. Lately, I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed with crazy stress at work, side jobs I'm taking on (probably more than I should be - still learning to say no), duties at home, prioritizing time for husband, and making time for friends and family. So, I picked the book up again. (I must admit, I'm a bit embarrassed to be reading a book titled "Worn Out Woman" - makes me think of an old, haggard woman who looks similar to a wrinkly witch...but I feel worn out, so, here I am. Don't judge.) 

Last night, I read a chapter about gratitude, and found a reference to this I looked up the rest of it online today and loved it! It's a perspective changer. My additions/edits are worked in as well.


…the mess to clean up after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
…the taxes I pay because it means that I’m employed.
…the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
…my shadow who watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.
…the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot garage because it means I am capable of walking.
…all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.
…that lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.
…lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.
…my huge heating air conditioning bill because it means that I am warm cool.
…weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means that I have been productive.
…the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive.
By: Nancy J. Carmody

And a few more additions of my own:
...oversleeping this morning because it means I got a little extra-needed rest.
...the dwindling funds in our savings account, because it means we're making progress on my student loans.
...the snoring that keeps me up at night because it means my husband is next to me.
...the other snoring that keeps me up at night, because it means my pup is sleeping. (Yes, Charlie snores). :)

Happy Thursday! C&D