November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Since this is the month of Thanksgiving here in the US and because I have so very much to be thankful for, I'm dedicating this month's Thursdays to being thankful. Sorry last Thursday got skipped; I was allllll in a tizzy.

I've spent A LOT of time complaining this past week about my stupid wisdom teeth. I've complained about the anxiety (which is real and scary and not to be discounted) and the procedure as well as the PITA recovery.

So for my Thankful Thursday this week I am going to stick with that.

1) Instead of complaining that I can't chew and that I NEED TO BITE INTO SOMETHING NOW FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY, I am choosing to be thankful that I am blessed enough to have all the soft options I do. A fresh fruit smoothie, mac-n-cheese and mashed potatoes would be considered a feast in The Horn of Africa and I am ashamed of how bitterly I have complained about the few food choices I have. I am blessed and grateful.

2) Instead of bemoaning all the time lost with my daughter I am choosing to be thankful that my parents and my in-laws live close enough to help us whenever we need them to. So many people have deployed spouses, deceased spouses and/or live far away from friends and family and would have no support in this situation. I am eternally grateful for the presence and support of our parents. I am blessed and grateful.

3) Instead of complaining about the pain, swelling and recovery I am choosing to be grateful for the fact that A) I live in a country where good dental care is readily available and that I don't have to wait months for a surgery and B) that my husband works for a wonderful stable company that offers excellent benefits including dental insurance. I am blessed and grateful.

4) Instead of fussing at my husband for not taking care of me the way I want to be taken care of I am choosing to be grateful that I have a spouse who is loving and caring and does his very best for me and our daughter on a daily basis. I am blessed and grateful.

I believe that we can choose our attitude and today, I am choosing an attitude of gratitude (thanks for the saying mom). I am truly blessed.

{Plus. How could I not be grateful for this beautiful babe? She's amazing.}