Friday, October 9, 2009

Be Grateful

I've been so busy lately. If it's not work, it's Junior League, or wedding stuff for my friend or decorating the house or wondering where the F my furniture is or picking out paint colors or cleaning the house...It seems like it's always something. 

Sometimes I feel like I get so caught up in life that I forget the things that are most important. 

At work I've been so swamped. The guy I work with was supposed to put together our special section that was due on Wednesday this week. When I opened the document, NOTHING had been done. He hadn't even prepared to start putting it together. So, in true Stevy fashion, I took it over. And got stuck doing most everything. This made for a very busy week. We had a redesign of one my pages. It looks amazing but it's a lot more work for me. However, I don't really mind because I'm really proud of the page and I think it's really useful to the readers. However, it's due on Friday. Someone submitted their own story a week ago and after having all that time to sit on it, my bosses decided yesterday that I could do a better job of writing it. While I'm flatter, because I am, the page is due today. 

So I wallow in this rather than in the fact that I am absolutely grateful to have a job. And not only that, a job that I honestly enjoy. I really like my job. Granted, it isn't my dream job and it's not what I want to do, it's a secure job that I enjoy going to in the mornings.

I think so much about what is wrong with my house, the floors in the office are disgusting, the wallpaper is atrocious, my kitchen countertops are ugly, it's way too much house to clean and everything is gold rather than be excited about the fact that I just bought my first house. It's gorgeous and huge. 

I struggle with the fact that my husband is always studying rather than focus on the fact that at least he is pushing forward in his career and he's not out partying with his friends but he's trying to make our lives better. 

There are days when I wake up and feel like I'm so blessed and so grateful for what I have that I can't hardly take it. Then there are days when I wake up and realize how selfish I can be. So today, I'm choosing to be grateful. I'm choosing to focus on the fact that I'm blessed to have a job I enjoy; I'm blessed to have an amazing husband; I'm blessed to not only have a home, but a beautiful home; and I'm blessed to have the most amazing people in my life (minus the guy I work with :) ). 

Since I don't believe in lucky....what makes you feel blessed?

Have a wonderful weekend ladies! I'll be working out and painting with my husband. 



I love your blog I have been reading through it. Todays post was awesome!Sometimes the little things in life are the biggest blessings...I am blessed today because I get to paint! Check out my new blog!

Mrs. Moore said...

I really like this entry. It takes an effort to really be grateful for the things we have in life and so easy to forget to be grateful.
Sometimes we are not satisfied with the amazing blesssings we receive and do not realize that just by the one breath we take is an amazing miracle to be thankful for. Thank you for writing.

Mrs. Marshall said...

I liked this blog entry too.
I, too, am grateful to have a job even though it is not what I picture myself doing the rest of my life. I am also blessed that my husband is hard working and working overtime for us even though I complain that I don't get enough time with him. It is nice to take a few moments out of the day and realize the things we do have vs. the things we don't. Have a great weekend!

Jane said...

This so so true. It's so easy to get caught up in the little things, and when you do stop and look around, its so easy to be grateful for all the amazing things in your life. Love this post. I needed it today!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I agree people get caught up in things that they don't need to even worry about. I'm so grateful for family and friends!


Thank you for your comment! I am ok I just needed to get those posts out of the way so I can move on to happier and more interesting topics lol...Ill be featuring new vintage styles, fashion, crafts, interior design and so many other day to day things in my life! Follow me :-) I will continue to keep up with yours! If your friend needs someone to talk to let me know! It is an interesting thing to go through!

Kristen said...

such a beautiful post, sorry about the guy at work. Sadly, there are lots of people like that. I choose to be blessed too.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I think we all need to sit and look back on all of our blessings!!! This helped remind me -- thank you!

Jacci said...

So glad I found your blog! It's so easy to take all the "little things" for granted. Thank you for reminding me how BLESSED I truly am!

Anonymous said...

One thing at a time, love. Its so easy to get overwhelmed by all the things we want to change. But it sounds like you're in a really good place. I hope your weekend was lovely!

Ian & Jess said...

That was a sweet blog and I often think the same thing. I really do need to enjoy the moment and see the good in things. My husband is still in school as well and I totally know how you feel.

d.a.r. said...

Fantastic blog post!

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