Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It's All a Matter of Perspective

Sunday: I spent six hours sitting on either a plane that wasn't flying or in an airport while my children were far away from me at home.

Monday: I spent more time sitting in an airport due to my son's cancelled flight.

Tuesday: I discovered I had been walking around on a broken foot for a week and would be in a cast for at least the next three weeks.

This morning: I ran out of gas on the way to work--mere minutes from my office. Due to the bum foot, I had to wait for an hour and a half for AAA.

This afternoon: I read a post by WhyMommy and her justified anger.

I am grateful for the time I had to read my book on Sunday.

I am grateful for the extra time I got to spend with my son on Monday.

I am grateful that it's only a broken bone.

I am grateful for the helpful man who brought me fuel and didn't chastise me for running out.


canape said...

This is beautiful.

Jenn said...

It's all how we look at it.

And your view is so perfect.

Girl said...

Amen sistah!

whymommy said...

But the everyday can add up to so much stress if we're not careful ... I think it's ok to be stressed by circumstances outside of our control, as long as we step back and see the big picture now and then.

For me, I have my two wonderful boys and all day long to spend with them. I guess that would be my gratuitous gratitude for the day.

Sornie said...

The broken foot caught my attention, my wife did that a couple years back and it took a month to heal before sh could hobble back to work.

The Happy Housewife said...

Puts it all into perspective doesn't it? Sometimes it is an effort to see our glass as half-full instead of nearly empty. Hope the foot mends soon!

Bubblewench said...

I have read this post 3 times in the past week or so, and every time I think YES. Be grateful, even if the shit is hitting the fan.

Great post.

Gina said...

I love your "choose gratitude" attitude. Just beautiful.

Leeann said...

Glad to know someone else was having a horrible day too! :) Thanks for the comment on my page. Someday, when I have figured out the good things about this morning...I'll let you know!

Kirsten said...

Girl commented on my blog and it led me here. What an amazing blog you have here. It made me really reflect on all the hidden blessings in my life.

Thank you