Wednesday, July 8, 2009

That's Gratitude for ya!

The Powers That Be have decreed that today and is Gratitude Day!

I know it to be true because I've been hit over the head with it several times today, and it's not even noon!

I was reading my friend MOCOHOLO's blog today and she was talking about attitude and it really reinforced that attitude really is everything.

Yesterday I was having a really Testy Tuesday, and it seemed to get worse as the day went on... I learned today that I was being a SNIOP: Someone who is Susceptible to the Negative Influence Of Other People. (gotta love Zig Ziglar!)

You see, I was reluctant to get out of bed because I was missing out on hubby & kitten snuggles... then when I got to work after having 4 days off in a row, I discovered that the water was off for a few hours... which turned into all day. It meant no bathrooms, no ice, no coffee, no happy filtered water... nothin'. I had to seriously limit my liquid intake to avoid several trips to a nearby store to use their facilities. When I got home, I was greeted with a pile of laundry waiting to be folded, and a funky error message on my home computer that was going to take an hour to fix... so I went downstairs to find the super messy kitchen that I had left the day before, and the day before that, while my hubby was going between working on the computer and packing/unpacking/repacking his bag to leave.

Basically, it was shaping up to be one. big. M-E-H! kind of day.

It was all I could do not to raise holy heck and pitch a huge fit about the situation. While most people would have said it would be fine to do so, I just couldn't do it, so I went for a short walk, realizing that I needed to have A Talk with Veruca & Stevie... we were tired, we were sore, but that was no reason to take it out on other people.

I forced myself to focus on positive: My hubby has a job that he mostly enjoys and allows us to enjoy a nice home, and some quality time together. I am grateful I have healthy food to cook for myself and my hubby. I am grateful I am able to cook and have the luxury of abundance (even when it doesn't feel like it!) so I _can_ wait a few days to do the dishes. I have a job that allows me to complain about things outside of my control and the ability to leave for 15 min at a time to take care of 'business' ;). I have a super awesome hubby who did all the laundry, scooped the cat box, and doted on me, even though I was being a little more than cranky at him.

And today, I'm feeling much better. I got the reminder that life isn't about what happens to us, but how we react to it... I will focus on what I have, where I am going, what I am grateful for and that I always have the choice not to be a SNOIP!

So, by Royal Decree of their Royal Highness's Veruca & Stevie, and the Queen Mum, we declare all days Gratitude Days!

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain."
Vivian Greene

"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives
but are grateful for the abundance that's present...
we experience heaven on earth."

Sarah Breathnach

1 comment:

Trainer T.s Fitness said...

Sorry, we all have a day like that but when you see the possitive the universe responds.

Great blog!