Friday, October 2, 2015

GRATITUDE

I love that gratitude rhymes with attitude because lately I've been all sorts of attitude, and it's exhausting.

This year has seemed like a giant pit of snakes that love breaking things, ruining plans, losing money, and all around being snarky snakes.  Except maybe the pit is filled with spiders or something a little easier to get away from, because just when we think we're out, we get bit again and fall back into that dogon pit.

It's not like this year has been all bad days.  It's just that sometimes you have one of those days where all the bad stuff seems to drown the good times that were just a part of your memory, and for some reason you can't seem to remember the good.


But this is why I'm here.  I'm sick of being down in the dumps, and I'm really ready to see what happens with this list I'm about to make.  So, here it is.  Here are the things I'm grateful for:

-I am SO grateful that the weather is finally changing and Fall is peaking its head out from behind the curtains.
-I am grateful that I have a car that works, is paid off, runs well, is reliable as all getout, and even has ac and a rad iPhone system to boot!
-I am grateful that I have a roof over my head—a home to call my own.
-I am grateful that I can afford food, clothes, and the luxuries of this first world life we lead.
-I am grateful that I am healthy and in some sort of shape.
-I am ridiculously grateful that I have an amazing husband who puts up with my mood swings, and loves going on adventures with me!
-I am grateful for my furbabies.  They keep me warm at night, cuddle me when I'm sad or cold, and love me so unconditionally.  It's really awesome.
-I am grateful that the friends I have are really rad, and even though we don't see each other as much as we did in the past, we still have a sort of familial connection that will last the ages.
-I am grateful that my parents are kind and giving, no matter how much they drive me crazy sometimes.
-I am very much honored and grateful that my mom and grandma are both such amazingly progressive and liberal ladies for their times.
-I am grateful that eye doctors can help me see all the beauty in the world that otherwise would be but a blur.
-I am grateful for my shoes, my clean underwear, shampoo, toothpaste, nail clippers, q-tips, lotion, clean water, and coffee.

Basically, not just the little things in life, but the big things, too.  Life is full of things to be grateful for, it's just a matter of recognizing these things on a daily basis, and especially when we think that there is so much getting us down.  Look up!  See the good and the great, and be grateful!

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