So I woke up blue today. I moped through my morning "mom" chores and then sat down for a few minutes of computer time before the baby woke up. Logging onto Facebook this morning, it seemed like all of my community was a contradiction. People complaining about having to go to work after having weeks off for the holiday, while other statuses asked for thoughts and prayers for applications and interviews so they could get back work to support their families. People complaining about being "too" pregnant, while other FB friends are posting about "Hope this IVF takes this time" or praying to get through another 2 weeks so that their babies have a fighting chance once they get here too little and too early.
So in light of my resolution to be more gentle with myself and others, I know that I am as prone as anyone to whine or complain, but as I may never know what people are going through and my hope is that I will be more conscious of that.
So, thank you Facebook for reminding me to be thankful. So today, I will put on my big girl panties and rather than give into my blues, I will be thankful.
For my home, for though it may not be as put together and decorated as I would like, is warm and homey.
For my sweet family.
For a body that is moderately healthy, and is getting better every day, despite its attempts to give up on me last year. (I am rewarding it for hanging in there this week, by doing a juice cleanse with some girlfriends...day two--we'll see how this goes.)
Resources by which I may feed my family (we are putting up more butternut squash today, as it is one of Babybirds favorite) and a great store of goods from the garden to fall back on, on this snowy day.
For friends who love me and worry about me, when I "drop off their radar" as one so lovingly puts it.
I have much to be thankful for today...thank you Facebook for reminding me not to whine, and to celebrate what I have and where I am.
I hope you all have a wonderful day...what are you celebrating today?