Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Different View

So, women complain a lot. Oh we try and say we just need to talk about things because that's how we deal with life, but let's call a spade a spade. We are really good at bitching and moaning but sometimes we take it a bit too far. While getting ready for church this morning I realized that with a little tweaking, I could have a different view...

I'm grateful we have no money in our checking account because it means we've payed for our trip to San Diego outright and didn't have to put it on a credit card.

I'm grateful that Rick has been working twelve hour days because it means he has a good secure job.

I'm grateful I have about five loads of laundry to fold because it means my family has clothes to wear.

I'm grateful we took Aren to the ER on Wednesday when we thought he broke his arm because it means we have insurance and weren't worried about a bigger bill.

I'm grateful that I have to buy a whole new wardrobe for Tatiana because it means I have a little girl that is growing like little girls should.

I'm grateful for all of the anticipated costly home repairs because it means I have a home that is mine and I can do what I want to with it.

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that life isn't that bad. So tell me, what crappy thing are you grateful for today?

15 comments:

Marissa said...

Oooooh, great thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

Higleys said...

I'll have to think a minute but my first thought is I'm glad I have a lot (like 3 is a huge number) of kids because it means more tax credits. Does that count? I'll get back to you

Linda and Bill said...

Thank you

Denise said...

I'm grateful that my 7 year old (who is home from school for a snow day, another thing that I am "grateful" for.) has thrown popcorn all over my living room floor because it means that my 2 year old can pretend to be a dog and eat it off the ground which keeps them occupied enough to stop fighting for a few minutes.

kellyclay said...

I am thankful that I have to go to the bathroom every 5 min because it means my bladder is still working well enough to let me know that I have to go.

My Name's Sarah said...

Okay, if I must... I am grateful for the 5 pounds I gained in the past couple of weeks. I got to eat some really, really, good food. Thanks chocolate brownie icecream, big mac, french fries, IHOP stuffed french toast, Valentine's Day sugar cookies, homemade chocolate covered gummy bears.... I could go on, but I'm starting to get embarassed.

Kimberly said...

I'm grateful for a good friend who reminds me to suck it up because things aren't really so bad. Thanks, MB!

Kimberly said...

Wait, let me add that the above wasn't a crappy thing to begin with. :)

Megan said...

I am grateful for the mess Lucy keeps making on our bathroom floors in her attempts to be little miss independent and go to the bathroom without any help because my bathroom floors are constantly being cleaned!

nelsonturf said...

I do SO love to complain...so here's some of the stuff I've been whining about.
My kids are sick...I am thankful that Adam isn't in the hospital with his RSV like my friend's little girl. And I'm thankful for a worthy husband, and blessings.
Our house is tiny...I am thankful that we have all these crazy little people who make it feel so small and cramped.
Mostly I'm thankful for people who give you a new perspective on life...but that's not the least bit crappy.
Thanks MB.

Elizabeth said...

I'm thankful that my husband complains about not having clean underwear because that means that our deal that he washes and I put away was a stupid idea to begin with. His idea, btw.

糟糕啦 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。..................................................

Velda said...

I'm thankful the talk on eternal families today made me cry, because it also made me realize how much I want one too, and the sorts of things I'll need to look for :)

Emilie and Branden said...

I am thankful that my boyfriend is always on the road because 1. It means we're that much closer to a regular paycheck and 2. It means I don't eat as many treats.

beckmarsh said...

I found your blog through Denise and it's lots of fun to read. The crappy thing I'm grateful for is the baby I take care of has horrible diarrhea... but *only* when I have him, never at his own house. And I am grateful for that because... babysitting him is helping me pay for my 7 year old's karate class. Which in theory is a good idea.