Sunday, November 22, 2020

Repost from November 24, 2009

Since I am short on material I went back through the archives and found an old post. 



Sometimes I get too caught up in all the things I don't have in life. I'm not rich. I don't have a fancy house. My hair is straight, my clothes are old. You get the picture. Basically, I'm a whiner. Aren't we all at times? Today I thought I would take some time to think about all the things I should be thankful for. With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, what better time. I thought instead of doing the typical list I would name some of the things that I normally complain about and find the good in them. 1. What better place to start than with my job. It doesn't pay enough and the people make me crazy. Thankfully I have a job. Too many people are out of work these days. 2. My roof is in desperate need of repairs but the cost is just not in the budget. At least I have a roof over my head. With the economy the way it's been, many are losing their homes. 3. The couch that has a blanket covering it to hide the hole in the cushion from a dog my daughter used to have. No it's not beautiful but I still have a comfortable place to sit. 4. The pile of dirty dishes sitting on my counter. Thankfully I had something to eat. 5. The pile of bills that came in the mail. Not one of them says past due. 6. The pig stye that is also known as my sons bedroom. Thankfully that one means that he came home from Iraq alive. 7. The aching back that I always have (due to scoliosis) Thankfully I can still get out of bed every day and FEEL every ache. 8. All the things that I want but can't afford to buy. If I had everything I wanted what would there be to dream about? 9. The carpet in the dining room that has been pulled up at the edge and chewed on. That means I have a cute adorable furry little Duke who entertains me on a regular basis. (double points on this one because thankfully he no longer does this) 10. The family that irritates and annoys me on a regular basis. I have people who love me. I'm sure I could go on but after listing 10 I'm starting to feel like a real schmuck for being such a whiner...lol

10 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is a fabulous idea. Also, I had no idea you have a son who served in Iraq! You must be so proud of him!

CheerfulMonk said...

That's so sweet! I'm glad your son made it back all right.

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent choice to repost!! I think we can all relate to this. Maybe different things we whine about...but still we whine & instead, should be thankful for what we DO have.

Sandra said...

I have been looking through my old post and I'm going to use a few of them because they're fitting for what's going on now. I don't remember this post but I'm pretty sure we were following each other back then. And now I'm sitting here wondering if you still have the same job you had when you wrote this post I think you do but maybe then you were being the manager. This was a great idea back then and it's a great idea to do it again today I need to make a list of my things I want about and find a good

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dearest Ann ~ what a great idea and a wonderful read of this archived post. Thanks for sharing and a belated thanks to your son for serving in Iraq. ~ I'm afraid I also tend to whine at times when I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you for this reminder of being thankful for every day mercies and blessings. ~ Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week ~ FlowerLady

Cynthia said...

This is just beautiful. I am glad your son is home.

Martha said...

This is such a great post! I really try my hardest to think this way all the time when I start feeling negative about something. It really helps to find the positive side before those feelings start piling up.

Kate said...

More of us need to do this more often .... count our blessings and re-post.

Rose said...

I try to turn my whines into thankfulness quite often....because I have times I whine a lot, too.

Lin said...

I like this post! I have really learned to find the positives in everything this year...it is the only way to survive.

Related Posts with Thumbnails