Debbie Downer.

I have totally been a Debbie Downer lately.  It has been lame.  Not only do I hate it, but it makes life harder than it needs to be.  To help to curb this funk, I am going back to my New Year's Resolution (yes, I still remember this one, although, I really don't remember any of the others) to be more grateful.
  1. I am grateful for my husband.  Really.  That is not just because he is my husband.  The guy is amazing.  He has watched the kids the last few nights so that I could relax and do whatever I want to do.  Not only that, but when I came home the kitchen was clean.  Not just clean, but the dishwasher running, and the counters cleared.  Really.  Amazing.  Oh, and the kids in bed.  Ahhhh...nice.
  2. I am SO grateful for all the visitors we have had.  This has been particularly helpful in keeping my sanity.  Ben and I have been on dates, the kids have had new people to play with, and we have had fun.  (We still have one more visit planned; Ben's brother is coming down with his family!)
  3. I am grateful for life experiences.  Some are awesome, and some are completely lousy, but it is my life nonetheless. 
  4. I am grateful that dinner tasted really great tonight.  It doesn't always happen, and so when it does, it makes me happy.  It was only chicken and veggies, but it tasted good. 
  5. I am grateful for the sound of the boys laughing.  There is nothing like it in the world.  It makes me smile just thinking about it. 
  6. I am grateful for my mom.  It is her birthday today (it is now 12:06 a.m.).  Becoming a mom has made me appreciate her even more. I am grateful she is mine.  I am lucky.


David L. said...

This is a stressful life - and I say that without having children. It is okay to sulk sometimes. I've actually read a study that depression and creativity are linked somehow in the brain. So while you are feeling upset, sad, whatever, it might be a good time to turn toward a creative outlet such as writing or painting, etc., if you have any such hobbies.

I'll Take Mine... said...

I hear ya! Hugs. You're not alone.

Emily said...

what a great way to help get you through your funk! those are wonderful things to be grateful for...

have you read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom? If not, it's a MUST READ, especially when you are feeling blue like now. I recently read it and I am still feeling so uplifted by it. Remember that all things testify of Christ... even the things that are bothering us happen to teach us something.

Anyways, I hope you are feeling a little better!

Miss you!!!

Jen said...

Seriously, no. I take the cake for whining and being in the dumps lately...and I really have no excuse. Please, don't be so hard on yourself...and I need to add that your comments have been so uplifting to me. You have no idea how much I have appreciated them!

Jill said...

Oh you're allowed ... you're definitely definitely allowed.

Sending you nothing but good thoughts and warm wishes that you get through your funk. We all go through them - believe me!