Wednesday, February 8, 2012

sometimes I forget to be thankful.

(Devin preparing himself to be a big brother...spesh, huh!?)

Some days do you ever find yourself complaining about everything!? I do. Then I get a big ol' slap in the face from reality, and realize I should just shut up and be thankful. Yeah, that has been happening to me a lot lately.

Like one day I thought about complaining that Paul had been gone all. day. long. I was in need of a bathroom break that didn't include a certain toddler. My slap from reality came when I realized that most Mom's don't have a husband that works a few hours a day...and then comes home to help with picking up one child from school, changes that dirty diaper you can't stomach, and doesn't forget to stop for treats. {slap, slap, slap}


One day I was complaining about how Savannah's room was always freaking messy.  I am so done cleaning it, and as soon as I clean it...it goes right back to being messy. Then I had to remind myself, Savannah plays in her room for hours, and has a huge imagination. When I want to take a nap when Devin is, Savannah will play in her room the entire time. {slap, slap}

I was just reading a post that I didn't publish. It said something about I can't believe I have to throw up every day, and I don't even get a baby out of this. Blah, blah, blah.  Well, we all know I am getting a baby out of everything we have been through since October. {SLAP}

So, today instead of complaining I plan on going and telling Savannah's teacher I am thankful for her.  I plan on cleaning, and not complaining...because I know what I feels like to not feel well enough to clean my house.  I plan on mailing out the rest of those love notes I have in my purse...

and I plan to do a lot more thinking before complaining. Because who likes to be around a complainer anyway.

5 comments:

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

You have no idea how much I needed this today...I sat at the kitchen sink washing dishes this morning and all I could think about was all the things I was unhappy about it my life. I could use a big ol' slap in the face right about now.

Tina said...

For the past couple days, I've found myself "wanting" things. In all honesty I think most people would find my wants legitimate, but I've been so focused on what I don't have right now and planning how I can get those things that I haven't been enjoying my "todays" as much as I should be. Thanks for reminding me to stop complaining.

Vanessa Brown said...

I have to smack myself sometimes too. I probably am due for it!!

Angie said...

We all need a good slap every now and then....thanks for reminding me that I have much to be thankful for!

~kamie~ said...

I loves you. Thank you for reminding me of my many blessings.