As most of you know if you have been reading, I've had a couple of hard weeks. I am not sure if it is just being back in my house (which was very overwhelming in itself. I just feel so blessed to have it back in one piece and to how lucky we were) and having time to think, but it has been really hard. I have also had a couple of bad weeks at work and knowing another birthday and holiday (both in one weekend) without a child, is just around the corner just combines to bring me down. However, sometimes I think that it can always be worse and that I need to just give thanks for what I DO have.
God has blessed my life in so MANY ways! When I get upset or sad, my supportive husband is there to pick me up. God knew what He was doing when he put someone so laid back in my highstrung life! There are so many that do not have parents like I do. When I get frustrated with them I try to remember that they care and that is why they are they way they are sometimes. When I worry about paying the bills or upset about things that I need to replace from the fire, I remember that at least I have a home that is mine and almost all of our belongings. It was the most overwhelming experience the day we moved in and I realized that we came so close to losing everything we had. When I get stressed at work, I praise God that I have a job that so many do not have. I have been blessed with amazing friends that without them, I would not be able to make it some days. I cannot imagine what it would be like to live a life without friends (that includes you blogger friends too!).
So, when you start to feel down or sad, try to remember the good things happening in your life as well as the sad. I know that sometimes the sad outweigh the happy, but it does help to praise God for the blessings too!