Is that wrong? I guess my fuddy duddiness is showing, because I just can't bring myself to care a rat's patooty about these reality "celebritieses". If someone could explain to me exactly why it is that they are famous, or what their redeeming qualities are, than maybe. now...I just don't get it, and I just don't care.
Today I have decided to be thankful. It is November the month of Thanksgiving after all. The thing is, I think so far this month I have been more cranky than thankful. Some, including me ( yes, I have been a tad righteous in my crankiness, but don't tell my husband I admitted that o.k. ?), might say I have been deservedly cranky.
I am so busy I feel like I need to clone myself. I have very little time for working out, writing my blog, catching up with friends. At one of my favorite times of the year...I haven't really had time to enjoy much of it. I feel like I am behind the eight ball on holiday planning. I have ordered our turkey but that is about it. I had a really bad cold that lasted well over a week. I feel a little like the time I spend With the kids lately has had a lot to do with helping them to learn lessons, which is much less fun than playing in the leaves.
I could go on, but today I choose not to, because there is another side to all I have been whining about.
I am so busy because we started a new business that is growing very rapidly, which in this economy is a true blessing. Also, although I am much busier than when I was a stay at home mom, our new endeavor has offered our family as a whole much more balance and time together.
I am blessed that I have a husband and children that I love to be with. My favorite thing on earth is when we are all together. It doesn't matter if we are just doing something as simple as watching T.V. together, or on some grand adventure. It just matters that we are together. I am thankful that they feel the same way.
I am also blessed with a wonderful extended family and great friends. Yes, there are some in my life that would rather tear me down than lift me up, but those who do lift me up far out number those that don't.
I have the means to buy a turkey and whatever else I choose to have for Thanksgiving dinner. I also have the means to give my family a lovely Christmas, in a beautiful home that will be ours for as long as we choose to live in it.
I am thankful for the lessons I get to teach my children, because it means that I have been given the greatest gift on earth. The gift of being a mother.
So, you see, today I choose to be thankful. I can't promise that the crankiness won't make an occasional appearance. In fact, I am sure it will. I will just have to remember everyday to choose to be thankful instead.