When I blank-slated this blog on the first day of September, I didn’t just want to start a new site. That very day, I decided to really make a change in the way I look at my life. I’ve decided that this is going to be the day I start concentrating on the good, because I was growing tired of whining about the bad.
Now, this isn’t the first time I promised myself to look at the bright side in life. I’ve always been the half-full-glass kind of a girl. I’ve always appreciated what I have, and believe me, I have lots to be grateful for.
But sometimes we all get sidetracked, we all loose sight of what’s really important.
I know, I get wrapped up in my daily struggles, routines, annoyances, and pains. All those things start clouding my perception to the point that all I think about is how sucky my life can be.
And I want to complain.
Thing is, that gets me nowhere. Complaining is not the way to fight this. Focusing on what I have is.
So, I thought that writing down the good things, the things that make me heart happy and my soul smile, I thought that by documenting those small moments of grace, I will chase away the dark thoughts that sometimes creep up and take over.
I know, I know, “it’s the little things that matter” is such a cliche. But I’m going to give it a shot because just looking at the big picture is not enough.
I want to find joy every day, if only for few minutes at the time. I want to feel more alive, connected and loved. And I want to feel less angry, frustrated and overwhelmed.
Finding Grace in Every Day
Today I am thankful for:
- My husband’s unlimited patience. Any other man would have probably given up on me by now.
- Coffee. The world would be a horrible place without it. Can you imagine?
- Mu middle kid’s notoriously dirty mouth he kisses me with every other minute.
- Finally being pimple free. Looks like I’m passed the puberty stage which apparently lasted longer than the ice age.
- Speaking of looks, I’m thankful for my newly bought scale. She’s claiming I’ve lost 20lbs this year and I’m going with it!
- My new laptop’s battery which last about 800% longer than the old one ever could.
- Tom & Jerry, the cartoon my kids never tire of and one which often allows me the freedom to take showers.
- My new friend and neighbor who fed me huevos rancheros the other day. They were to die for.
- Twitter, and yes, Facebook, which often prove to be the only connection I have with humans aside from the four man in my life (one being gone most of the day, the rest being little people, which blows when you crave adult interaction).
- Being able to sleep in till 8am almost every day.
- Every day, good or bad. Because every day is a gift.
I think I’m going to like this experiment. And thank you Schmutzie for inspiring me to do this!