February 24, 2006

The good, the bad and the ugly

Sometimes when life seems to be at its lowest point it's really easy to focus 100% on the negative and overlook the good. We take the amazing things we do have for granted. But when I sit back and take a minute I can see that even with the dark clouds in my life, I really am blessed.

The next time that it seems like nothing is going right and life isn't fair, I'll try to remember the things that I do have...after all, "the rain keeps the flowers from dying"...
  1. An amazing husband and 7 unforgettable years.
  2. My mom, who supports me 110% and taught me to be strong.
  3. Wonderful sisters who I've been proud to watch grow up.
  4. My dad, who has taught me how to stand up for myself.
  5. My dogs, who love me unconditionally.
  6. More friends than I can even begin to name.
  7. Kristin, her colon and her beautiful baby girl.
  8. Kristen who truly understands my quirks.
  9. Samara who I can disagree with and make up quickly.
  10. Jenn who could blackmail easily but never would.
  11. Unwavering support from the numerous friends.
  12. An incredible education.
  13. Tenacity and perseverance to put myself through school.
  14. A challenging job.
  15. Management who have been extremely flexible.
  16. A roof over my head.
  17. More than enough food to eat.
  18. Money to pay the bills.
  19. Vehicles that run well.
  20. A safe neighborhood to live in.
  21. Beautiful mountains out my front window.
  22. My health.
  23. Access to good healthcare.
  24. The freedoms I have as a US citizen.
  25. People who devote their lives to allow me those freedoms.
  26. Time spent in Nepal.
  27. Ability to take time to travel.
  28. A husband with a sense of humor.
  29. Family values instilled by my parents.
  30. The time that I have had as a mom.


KrisAndRod said...

I take it as a good sign that you list "a challenging job" as one of the things you're thankful for!!

Mandy said...

The way I look at it, a challenging job is better than one where I sit on my butt all day, never having to use my brain! Just remind me I said that the next time I'm so frustrate.... ;)

Kristen said...

Leave it to you to get me thinking deeply on a regular basis. I love you for that!!