Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Gratitude

As I drove to work this morning I was feeling quite despondent. Grumbling about having left my phone on the bed, having to stop and get gas, the pain in my neck, playing catch up in my finances while I still wait for insurance compensation, having to give my cat to who knows who, and feeling frumpy. Among other things.

Funny how things can change in a instant. Listening to good music and watching others in the hustle and bustle of a weekday morning, I suddenly recalled the wonders of my life. Yes, my finances are a mess as of right now, and stressing me out big time just because everything is pending until I get that and other checks, but I am far from being evicted from my home like a couple of my clients at work. Yes, I have to give up my cat, but am trading her company (that was much needed and appreciated for the past couple years) for that of some incredible friends that I am not always sure that I deserve. My neck is feeling considerably better even though it is bothering me, and matters could be much worse than they are. A good friend that I don't see quite frequently enough makes me feel wonderful about myself by just being her last night, and insists on buying me dinner. I have so many inspirational people in my life, new and old that breath something wonderful into my day to day. So many that I could turn to if I really needed support. Not to mention an incredible family and a great resource of knowledge, direction, purpose, and personal revelation in my faith.

Plus, it helps when a random new friend sends me an email this morning telling me that I am beautiful. Bless his little heart.

5 comments:

SummerChild said...

I am so for good music. It can change anything.

Want to come do crafts/art/creative stuff tonight at a friends house? 8ish.

LuLuBelle said...

Gratitude makes such a difference. If only to be glad that things are not worse than they are, which with any imagination they always could be. But you DO have tons of good things to be grateful for, aside from your Incredible family, there is your incredible talented, wonderful, good self...something all of those who know you are grateful for as well.
And you have a friend that invites you to do crafts!

christina said...

Bless "his" little heart? That makes it even better :)

and you are beautiful--i know it's not as exciting as when it comes from a member of the opposite sex who is not related to you--but it's true nonetheless

Natalie Black said...

You are beautiful! I doubt you could EVER look frumpy. But I do know the feeling and it's not a good one. Glad your day worked out. Thanks for making me think about the things I am grateful for...

Sarita said...

I am grateful for awesome people who comment on my blog.