Some days I complain a lot. Whether it’s out loud, or just in my head, I’m not sure that it matters much. I find that I often don’t have an “attitude of gratitude” and the more I think about it, the more I don’t like it.
I’m a very fortunate person. I have a great husband who loves me, and who is a great father. I have a healthy daughter who isn’t all that fussy (even though she has her days). I have the opportunity to raise my daughter at home, rather than having to send her to day care. I don’t have to feel guilty about going to Walmart or Old Navy and buying something when the mood strikes me. I have family that supports and encourages me. The list could go on.
Yet… I whine. I don’t get any time to myself. I am not losing weight as quickly as I “should” be. I don’t get to read as often as I want. I’m always a “mom” and never just “me”. And while those things are true, I forget that to get those things I would have to sacrifice what it is I have always wanted – my family.
I guess that as Thanksgiving creeps up on us (next week, for us Canucks), I find myself reflective on what I have to be thankful for. I’m trying to reflect on what is good and lovely and praiseworthy, rather than dwelling on what I don’t have.
What do you have to be thankful for this year?