Do you ever get into a rut of complaining? Sometimes, when I don’t get my way (imagine that) I’ll get all ‘complainy’. For no reason other than just to whine and complain (and pout).
And then something will happen to remind me that life is too short and too sweet to waste it being whiny and ‘complainy’.
A while back, I posted this on facebook, after a particularly ‘complainy’ day:
1. My mom. I love my mom. She is an incredible woman. She’s the best advice-giver, encourager, friend, and cook I know. She’s my number one fan (and I’d be hers too if she hadn’t given birth to my brother ;). I can’t say enough about her. She’s the best granny, too. PB is beyond blessed to have her as a granny. I hope I can be half the mom and half the granny that she is one day.
2. My hometown. It’s funny, when I was younger, I couldn’t wait to get away. I thought I was so over it. I moved away for an internship for the summer to the big city, and I when I came back home, I kissed the ground, rolled around in the grass, and swore I’d never leave her again. I’m happy to report, we are on speaking terms again. Dorothy puts it best…..there IS no place like home.
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3. The military. I’m ashamed to say this, but I don’t think I comprehended just what a sacrifice some people make for our country. One of my friends (Hi, J!) just moved away to live with her husband on a military base. THANK YOU. Thank you and your husband for making a sacrifice every day to protect me and my family. I’ve (virtually) met other military wives and families who left the comfort and security of home to live in a foreign land for people like me. I’m so humbled by that. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And I pray that God will protect you, comfort you, and bless you for what you do.
4. Our little old house. (And the people who built it!). Yes, that is a real picture of our little old house (taken over 60 years ago). My great granddad and great granny built the house and lived there all of their married years. You can read more about our little old house here. I’m so thankful for this place. It keeps us warm, cool, dry, and happy. I couldn’t think of a better place to enjoy our rookie years.
5. This little fella. I love him. I love to smell his feet. I love to kiss his juicy cheeks. I love to play trucks with him. I love to sniff his ears. I love to hear him scream ‘dadadadaddda’. I love to watch him see his world. I love to love him! I hope his eyes always stay this color……….
What are you thankful for this Thursday?