I’ve definitely shared my dissatisfaction with the Evergreen State’s weather quite a few times today. I just don’t understand how it can be Winter for 8 months straight. I spent a good amount of time daydreaming of warm California days. But do not be fooled, for I know I sit atop a mountain of blessings. In fact, two of them are sleeping peacefully right down the hall.
You see, today Grays Harbor was in full gloom. Seeing as how I’ve yet to feel 100% emotionally, it didn’t sit well with me. Combine that with a restless night with Jade and I’m sure you can surmise how at odds I felt.
Truthfully, I should be snoozing alongside my two blessings, yet here I am. I was standing in our kitchen eating low-fat ice cream going over in my head how the day went. Not great, but no tears, so a win in my book. Anyway, I thought to myself how grateful I am. I have a beautiful family, and I am fortunate enough to care for them. I looked over at our sink of dishes as well as fresh dishes from the dishwasher that were ready to be sorted. I could have been annoyed, but I happily took care of it because it meant that my family has food to eat. And of course I couldn’t forget to wash Jade’s bottles, so I took care of that too. And you probably don’t know it, but that’s improvement on my part. Seeing how much weight Jade has put on in 3 weeks has made me feel tons better.
So I finish and turn around to see the living room askew. I walked over and tidied it up with a smile on my face. After all, my daughter, my husband and I were bundled up spending time together right here a few hours ago. What’s a few fallen pillows and out of place items?
I went to the bathroom to rinse my hands and wouldn’t you know it, there was a load of laundry in both the washer and dryer. Laundry is my arch-nemesis. Nevertheless, I folded Jade’s clothes and blankets. Then, I threw James’s clothes in the dryer. Easy peasy.
It would have been so easy to just go to bed. I only planned on having a few spoonfuls of ice cream before laying my head down. Sometimes chores can be a REAL drag, but I got lost in counting my blessings. Who knew the mundane could feel so special?
What’s something you’re thankful for today?