I have been glued to the TV since Hurricane Harvey hit last week and my heart just breaks for all those affected. It truly has impacted me to my core and it brought me a new perspective this week. Today, I had an overwhelming amount of work to do, the housework had piled up since we had been out of town for a week and I had a lot to catch up on. Most of the time I would hustle through and get a little frustrated, but today, my whole attitude changed. Today, I found myself grateful to have a house to clean, to have laundry to do, beds to make, to have grocery shopping to do at a grocery store that is stocked, to have dogs that needed the extra attention, and kids that needed me. Today I was reminded that though life gets overwhelming, and when you feel like you have too much on your plate, to remember to be grateful, because there is someone out there who has it worse. So today I cleaned up the kids play room without frustration and when the kids had a fit, I just took a breath and was grateful for my two little crazy wild monkeys and smothered them with love and kisses. Today, I was glad to take care of dogs, to take care of Bentley, our golden retrieve who just got home from having surgery. Last week, Bentley had to have two toes removed because of a very large tumor on her paw, keep in mind this is my three legged dog. I am just glad that we have the resources and opportunity to help her and take care of her. I am grateful to have the ability to take care of my family, to provide them with a safe place to live, to have good food to feed them, because that is a PRIVILEGE, not a right and not everyone has that luxury. I am blessed to be a wife, to be a mom to two of the most amazing humans and to our fur babies! I am blessed and today I am humbled. Today, I am grateful and today, I am thankful. It is a new perspective and great reminder and I hope I can continue to remember this on days that I am overwhelmed. It definitely changes my attitude and I think it makes me a better mom and wife.
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