Wednesday, September 17, 2008

positive attitude

things have been swirling around in my head these past few days to make me think i really should have a more positive attitude. or, at least be very very grateful.

a few things have conspired to put me in this mind set. one was this post kristin wrote about attitude adjustments. another is the fact that a friend and co-worker of mine has to put her mom in hospice care. she's an only child and is basically having to take care of this on her own. of course the state of the economy, and all of the doom and gloom in the news isn't helping matters.

it made me stop and think how good i have it. granted, the hubs' job right now is a colossal cluster fuck and very stressful. my job is fine, for now, but our company is up for sale and you never know what that means for your future. things are hectic, we have a lot on our plates over the next few weeks, but, big picture i've got it pretty good.

my kids are healthy (though both have dental appts. monday that are not going to be cheap) and while the boy is having some transitional issues and challenges w/ 3rd grade, he's doing ok. though we are by no means immune to the economy issues right now, we are in the best fiscal shape we've been in a long time (due to the hubs' money management; i can take no credit for any of that). my parents don't need hospice (though they could both totally use some psychiatric help). the hubs and i are pretty much in sync and even after almost 16 yrs we're still best friends and he knows how to rock my world.

i know there are bigger picture things going on (hurricanes, politics, economy, etc.) but there still are many, many things to be grateful for.

so---bock, bock, thanks easter bunny.


Kristin.... said...

holy crap don't use me as an example. ack. the pressure! ha. kidding.

pity parties get old don't they?

creative kerfuffle said...

no pressure--everything is just one day at a time. pity parties are fun for awhile and i'm sure at some point i'll have/throw/attend others, but new party venues are always nice.