Tuesday, October 19, 2010

going through a phase

I think I'm going through a phase.  Bear with me, because I'm going to whine a bit today.

It might have something to do with this month-long cold I have right now.  I feel pretty miserable and am so very tired all of the time this week.  This malaise is transfering over to other elements of my life right now.

  1. I'm tired of feeling sick.
  2. I'm tired of going to work.
  3. I'm tired of my car not working properly.
  4. I'm tired of paying the bills.
  5. I'm tired of spending one weekend a month working.
  6. I'm tired of cooking for one.
  7. In short, I'm tired.
Here's my antidote to this lingering period of complaining and wingeing.

  1. I am thankful for my lovely, cozy apartment and the furnishings and decorations.
  2. I am thankful for sleep in my own, very comfy, bed.
  3. I am thankful for coming home from work and changing into comfy clothes
  4. I am thankful for cooler weather and sweaters and thick socks and boots.
  5. I am thankful for a working washer and dryer right in my own home.
  6. I am thankful for hot herbal  tea in the giant mugs my brother made for me. Twinings of London makes a chamomile-spearmint tea that is divine.
  7. I am thankful for visits with family.
  8. I am thankful for being able to pay my bills and get my car repaired.
  9. I am thankful for good friends who listen and help, and pray for  me.
  10. I am thankful for good books and time to relax.
  11. I am thankful for my jobs and the good people with whom I work.
  12. I am thankful for hymns and being able to sing them.
In spite of all my complaints, I do have much for which I'm thankful.  I really need to stop this whining.

3 comments:

One said...

I love that your gratitude list is so much longer than your rant. Hugs!

Angela said...

Being sick and dragging along is so frustrating. They always say we get sick so we can appreciate health, right? Well it looks like you have a lot of other things to be thankful for! I, too, love that your happy list is much bigger than not so happy:)

sylvia/ticklethepear said...

I am thankful we are friends!