Thursday, August 12, 2010

the attitude of gratitude....


as most of you who visit here regularly know, i practice daily gratitude... it's a ritual, a small piece of my morning i dedicate to remembering the things i'm grateful for. it only takes a minute and sets me up to have a great day because i feel blessed for all that is. of course throughout my day things are always popping into my head also. i usually do it while making the beds... means they get done too!

this week one of my little girls has been very sick, vomiting for 2 days and nights...meaning i've been up a lot and had time to think... when my girls are sick i'm always grateful that it's just an acute illness and usually passes in a couple of days. i think how awful it must be to have a chronically sick child. i feel blessed that my girls are very healthy and hardly ever get sick. when they are unwell i feel grateful for the mummy time i get with them... they way they look at me with those big brown eyes, knowing that i'm the only one that can comfort them. this week i feel expecially grateful to live in an age where we have washing machines!!

i guess my post today is about the attitude of gratitude... turning situations that seem bad into something your grateful for... enjoying those late night cuddles with your kids instead of feeling resentful that you're missing out on sleep, being grateful to live in an age where we have technlogy to make life easier, access to world class medical care for free or at a reduced rate, a supportive husband who turns a blind eye to your snaps because you haven't slept for 2 nights this week and gets up to see if he can relieve you...

i am so so grateful for the life i have

have a fabulous day

shan x
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5 comments:

ClaireyH said...

I was up with you last night, and was feeling the exact same way. WHen my bubba just started holding my face and giving kisses saying, mumma, mumma. I thought about how lucky I was that this was only a virus. I had been reading about Ivy just before bed, and couldn't stop thinking about how this was so minor in comparison. Today the house is a mess and we are just cruising along.

Blythe said...

My little guy has had a ridiculous amount of sickness since he was born and I also have these moments in the dark of night. Grateful that my children are not chronically ill and in general are healthy and well. A beautiful post. xx

Shan said...

hi clairey... welcome to my blog, so glad you found me and have decided to stay :) it's nice to see other mumma's n the same wavelength. hoping your little one is feeling better

blythe... i'm sorry to hear your little man has been so sickly, but what a breathe of fresh air not to hear you whining about it and feeling grateful that it will pass and that you too have these little secret night time special moments with him.

Jen said...

what a good approach to life :) I'm a bit like that too - my family has always teasingly (but lovingly) referred to me as 'our little Pollyanna - always playing the 'glad game''. But it's how I am. Can't help it :) Hope your little darling is better xx

Maxabella said...

Gratitude is the key.

I'm sorry about your sick bubba. x

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