The Madness of Mushiness

I’m feeling unnaturally thankful today.  I thought it would be good to put it in print so I can read it on those days when people are driving me nuts and everything feels like it’s going wrong.  If you are reading this, you are human (well, hopefully) and know what those days are like. 

I spent a week spinning with vertigo.  It’s almost gone, except for when I go to bed and turn over, but I am so grateful to not have that feeling walking around.  It forces me to sit still and not do anything…at all.  I was bored and anxious because I couldn’t get anything done.  My kids need me.  My husband needs me.  Being out of commission is not an option.  And frankly, I like being needed.  I feel like my strength has been renewed and life is good again.  I almost enjoyed the household chores…almost….really close to enjoyed.

My son had some issues the past couple weeks with a few kids in the neighborhood.  I was glad to find out they were not singling him out, but disappointed that there are a few bullies in our midst.  What I found out is that my son, at 10 years old and a bit softhearted, is sometimes more mature than I give him credit for.  I am so thankful he can actually listen to our advice and learn how to deal with situations like this.  He is thoughtful, intelligent, creative and I am incredulous at what an amazing person he is becoming.  I can’t imagine what life would be like without him.

As for my 3 year old girl, she is stubborn, mouthy and too smart for her own good.  We have recently been struggling to potty train her.  The problem is, she can go, has gone and knows when she has to go, yet she refuses.  She thinks it’s funny when she’s scolded.  She screams like a howler monkey.  She’s beautiful, intelligent and she challenges me in every way.  I honestly don’t know how I am so lucky to have these two children in my life.  Looking at them makes me want to smile and cry at the same time. 

My husband is ridiculously perfect for me.  He is the exact opposite of me and keeps me balanced.  Our house, that we moved into this year, is more than I could have hoped for our family.  And even though I am still without a steady job, I am truly hopeful that I can find something that will satisfy my thirst for writing.  I have met so many people on Twitter that I can’t even keep up with their greatness.  Let’s not forget the family that has given me, and helped to mold and support, the modest and wonderful life that I have.

I don’t know why I’m getting those extra thankful feelings today, but I’m going to hold on to them tight.  They are filling me up like morning coffee fueling the caffeine rush.  Ok, so this post is mushy, but I wrote it for my own selfish purposes AND for you to read and be able to count your own blessings.  No matter how big or small your reasons for being thankful, take a minute and think about them.  They might even help you put a smile on your face for the day.

If you’re feeling thankful, feel free to comment and let me know what is making you smile today. 😉

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8 thoughts on “The Madness of Mushiness

  1. I have such respect for those who are able to be thankful in the midst of everyday life. Life can have a tendency to boredom, not because nothing is happening but because the same things happen daily. Yet, being able to really look at what you have, to be grateful, and to be able to articulate that gratitude is a wonderful quality. Oct. 11 was Canada’s Thanksgiving. On the morning of the 10th I tweeted a bunch of my thankfuls so I won’t repeat them here. I do have 1 new one however: I am thankful for your post 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I agree that monotony can sometimes blind us, I have let it blind me! And stress can do the same, which is why I try to remind myself to be thankful for what I have because it can always be worse. Thanks so much for reading it!

  2. I’m thankful to God for being in a good health, for having my parents still alive, for having a good job so I can do what I want to do such as Bikram Yoga or learn english or buy books and so on…

    I’m thankful for having such great and smart friends. I’m thankful for the opportunity to contact mister Trinh Xuan Thuan who is one of my big idols in life.

    Thank you for the post 🙂 You are very lucky for being a mom and for having a perfect husband 🙂 I hope it will last forever for you =)

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