Wednesday, October 13, 2010

today's thoughts

morning, light.

today's thoughts:

honestly, today my thoughts are a little blah.
maybe i'm looking at all the negatives around me at this moment like::
a very cluttered house (how did that happen over these last couple of days?  the house was in order.)
a to-do list that seems to grow by leaps and bounds
a laundry pile that makes me believe that i'll never reach the bottom
books i want to read, but can hardly take the time
school work that needs to be caught up on
i'm not feeling very well today either...
i woke up with a pounding headache
the kids have argued on and off all day
i need to spend some time straightening up outside on our porch
bed linens need to be washed (in addition to the other mountain of clothing i mentioned before)

when, rather, i should be looking at the positives like::
having a nice big house in which to have clutter strewn
having a never-ending to-do list means that someone needs me
a mountain of laundry means that we have plenty of clothes to wear
books i'd like to read mean that i can happily anticipate the stories they contain
school work that i have to do with the kids means that they can stay out of our horrible public school system
not feeling well probably means that i need to take it easy and that is a good thing, right?
my headache (although it was terrible while it lasted) went away fairly quickly
arguing kids along with my interjections of advice means that they are learning little lessons for life about
     getting along with others despite any differences
having a big porch to straighten and clean up is a wonderful's one of our favorite places sit
     together and talk.
bed linens to wash means that everyone has a comfortable place of their own in which to sleep

yes.  i should turn things around.  see these things in a positive light instead.  not burdens, but blessings.
however, some days are like this.  hard, uncomfortable, ever-lasting....

i think i'll go make my post over at A Mindful Home then get up and go turn things around for myself.  tomorrow is another day and i want to make sure that it's a good one.  a day in which i'm mindful of the very things i've mentioned here today.

have a great afternoon, friends.


justine said...

I hope you feel better soon, it's tough when everything gets on top of you. I like how you turned everything around.

radiantreflections said...

i love your positive attitude. we should all try to this when things seem down.