Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Of A Different Sort

I was downright cranky this morning. I have no idea why. It just came out of the blue. I'm glad it came out of the blue. Heaven knows I wouldn't want to admit it came from Me.

I didn't like the idea of having to do chores around the house, which included everything from laundry to cleaning the fish tank.

I'm not sure why I felt frustrated at having to be the one who does most of the cleaning up around the house. It doesn't happen too often, thank goodness. I don't like to have a pity party about such things. I don't even want to be in my own skin when I get so cranky.

I decided the best thing to do was turn it around and be THANKFUL for my situation.

  • Thank goodness I have a home and a family to take care of! There are so many in the world who live alone and are so terribly lonely.
  • My favorite plant was broken today. A number of pieces were broken off by a ball that someone accidentally hit it with. I was sad about it. The good part is this - I have a beautiful child who lives with ME. I'm thankful for her.
  • Jadyn and I decided to eat pizza for lunch today. I opened the freezer and my preferred kind wasn't there. There was only 1 pizza left for us. WHERE were all of the pizzas that it seems I just bought? -- I'm thankful for the hungry young man who is our son. Before I can blink, he'll be living on his own and I won't need to buy so much pizza.
  • Jadyn asked me to come to her tea party this morning. It was in the middle of my really cranky mood. While I really just wished I could have my space, I went to her tea party. I'm thankful for my little girl who loves to have tea parties a couple of times a week. Some day she won't want to do this anymore. She won't even prefer me at her parties. LOL.
  • Thankful for a smile...
Last week, I shared some items from our newspaper. What kids want to be when they grow up. There were more in today's paper. I can't resist sharing just one more of them. It made me smile.
Here it is: Mary said- I want to be a doctor. I'll need a "shot-er", a stethoscope, heart beat thinger, knee tapper, some toys, and potty pads in case they go potty.

How on earth did her teacher keep a straight face? Maybe she didn't. :)

Thanks for reading, friends. Blessings to you today.


a Tonggu Momma said...

I think I need some potty pads around here, come to think of it...

Sue said...

It nice when it comes out of the blue, then it doesn't stay long. Very well written post. Hugs

Nancy said...

Hee hee, about the potty pads! Our mutual friend could use some of those...I'd give a shout out but we've sworn to secrecy.

Rose was playing with a Barbie that came with pet dogs that pee on a "pad" and it show ups as yellow. (Ok, that's kinda a gross kid toy).

She said "This one needs to be hydrated first". How does a six year old know what "hydrate" means?!


sunshine said...

Great job in turning it around for yourself. It's not always easy to do that!
I'm glad that you're feeling better..


adlund said...

I am THANKFUL for you! An excellent post Laura.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I always love coming to "A Joyful Family" blog. You always give me some prospective on life. thank you, for a lovely post.


Kristy said...

Laura you will never know how much this post helped me. I have had the blues or lets be honest I have beeh down right depressed and very hard to live with lately because this thing called Alzheimers is really taking its toll on me, It is so hard to be the nurturer when you still want your momma. I prayed with my pastor and some friends this morning after church and yes it did help but when I came here it was almost like a light went on so thank you very very much, thank you so much.

Love and blessings, Kristy