Attitude of Gratitude is So Much Better Than an Attitude of Wanting to Punch Things and Say Really Bad Words.

Earlier today I wrote a very long post in which I ranted about All of The Things That Are Going Wrong in My Life Right Now. Believe me, there are so many things! It’s supposed to be a SUPER! HAPPY! TIME! (My husband started a new job today! A new job that he’s been needing for almost two years!) I’m supposed to feel joy and relief and gratitude. Instead, things are falling apart all around me.
However, since writing that post, neighbors have offered to help give my children rides to and from school. Old friends have offered to loan us a vehicle. Family members have stepped up to help (without being asked.)
My baby brother became a dad.
The anger and injustice I’ve felt is slowly melting away with each act of kindness from a friend, neighbor and family member. I’m reminded that even in the worst of times, I am surrounded by goodness, by kindness, by love.
Now, if only I could figure out a way to use all of that goodness to get my van to work again so I can go see my nephew, that would be awesome.

8 thoughts on “Attitude of Gratitude is So Much Better Than an Attitude of Wanting to Punch Things and Say Really Bad Words.

  1. Meg

    damned cars refusing to run on goodwill and selfless gestures. Ours won’t run on it either.
    I am always delighted to see a post from you pop up in my feed reader. And I am both sad and happy for you (sappy? has? Is there no good combo word?) for your smorgasboard. I hope it evens out on the plus side!

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  2. Rachael

    This is a great post, and such a good reminder… I get bogged down too and then one of my kids does something amazing and I remember how awesome most stuff is.

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