Monday, April 14, 2014

Being Grateful

Most of the time, a lot of us folks feel like we are running uphill most of the time. Whether it is from work, a relationship or everything and anything in-between, life can get you down . Sometimes I feel like even though I have done a lot during the day, I almost feel like I could have done more. I do try and take moments where I am outside with my son and just listen to the birds or smile at the clouds, but most of the time I am trying to prevent him from killing another bug. We are currently learning that we do not touch spiders. Spiders bite and my newest tactic to prevent any issue is telling him that spiders are hot like a flame. So far we are okay, but like any curious lad he will still attempt to pet a spider. God help me when the big garden spiders start to rear their heads. But I digress...

Today as I was cleaning the guest room I moved a bag that had a comforter set inside. One day friends of ours called and said they had an extra set they did not need and would we want it? Happy to not have to go buy such a thing we took it and now I only need to get sheets. These same friends seem to have an uncanny knack for knowing when I am about to go purchase something. I was reading reviews on crockpots last year when lo and behold, my friend called, said he bought a new one and we would like the old one? Yes please. We also got a toaster oven from them as well.

Another friend saved clothes and books from her son along with some toys from her daughter and passed them on to us. Our little one has enjoyed the toys, especially the Thomas the Train set, and the books. The bounty of clothes which are in sizes for when my son is older, like 4 or 5, are a Godsend and I feel incredibly blessed to have such a dear friend.

Normally I am a cynical beast, but I do realize that we have been blessed and are very lucky. I am grateful to those in our lives who have been generous in many ways. Whether it is with a visit or a crock pot or an unexpected sweet gesture, it is worth taking the time to smile and think of the goodness that surrounds me and be happy.


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