Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I could have gotten sucked right down the depression drain today....
I'm tired of parenting - teenagers are a pain in the butt. I'm on my third 16 year old girl...and she is wearing the last bit of patience I had right out. Money is yet again...or is that still?.... a problem. Work stress is hanging in there at about 70%....down a bit from "this job is going to be the death of me" but still higher than is good for me. My partner is struggling emotionally and needs a lot from me right now.
It would be easy to slip into feeling bad mode. Focusing on the negative mode. Instead, right this minute, I CHOOSE to be grateful.
I'm grateful for the 16yo's obnoxiousness....because she has some heavy-duty health problems and yet...she's still able to be a typical annoying self centered snot head of a teenager. That's sort of fabulous, when you think about it.
I'm grateful for the job that's turning my hair gray....er, grayer....because it pays well and has excellent benefits, and I can make a difference here.
I'm grateful for the partner who is struggling...because she is the love of my life and through her, I have learned so much about myself.
I'm grateful I have as much money to move around as I do, because it could be a lot worse.
I'm grateful for my body, in all it's disrepair...because it carries me from one day to the next, one experience, one goal, and one moment of precious life to the next.
Gratitude is my mantra for the day. What are you grateful for? enquiring minds must know...