Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Musings and gratitude

Feeling down - blue, lonely, frustrated
So, guess it is time for a gratitude list:

I am so very grateful for:

The flowers, gift cards and delicious dinner out with my family this past Mother's Day

My daughter who will attend her 8th grade dance (with a date!!!) this Friday and then will graduate next Monday.  I've enjoyed going shopping with her to get her ready.

My son who has worked so very hard for 3 years trying to break the code and overcome his reading disability.  I listened to him read a "speech" we wrote together which he has to give this Friday and was simply amazed at how well he can read now.  No - we're not out of the woods yet - he'll struggle all his life but his hard work and dedication are finally paying off.

My faith which sustains me through the hard times, the lonely times, the frustrating times.

My kind, good-hearted husband.  We have much to do to repair our relationship, but he remains dedicated, loyal, caring and present. 

I pray that I can overcome my blues and my bad mood and my resentment and envy of other people who were once friends but have shown their true colors.  I am so tired of being jealous and mad.  I know the way out - I just have to remember to practice gratitude, appreciation, living in the present.

A belated happy Mother's Day to all my blogger friends who play this role.

Quote for the day:  Life is a shipwreck
                              but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.


  1. I rarely think to write a gratitude list when I am feeling blue, lonely and frustrated. Bravo for sharing yours. These human feeling erupt on us sometimes but you have left me an example of how to manage in a different way, a more positive way.

  2. Positive thinking is a great way to get out of a funk. You have a great list, I hope things get better for you soon.

  3. I often let the negative things in my life overcome the positives; taking time to think about how lucky I am in life can be challenging, but putting it in writing like you did is something I will try. Here's a quote I have been focusing on for a while now...maybe it will help you :)

    "She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails." -Elizabeth Edwards

  4. Gratitude, appreciation, and living in the present--a great way out. I love that!