Life is good. It’s a hard week for me on an emotional level, but I cannot deny that my life is good. (That said, I won’t deny that I’m emotional either. Don’t misread my words.) All the same, I noticed a trend recently that is not sitting well with me. To be fair, I have participated in it: incessant whining. While talking with another blogger about it, I decided that I don’t want to whine this week.
If you follow me on twitter, you know that last week was a very hard week. Not emotionally. Just in general. FireDad was gone, minus an appearance for one bedtime, six days in a row last week. I was exhausted after changing eighty-six diapers, running BigBrother to and from school while dragging a normally-napping LittleBrother along and generally being responsible for everything in our immediate world. When I get exhausted, I have a tendency to whine. As such, I do apologize to all of my twitter followers who had to endure my whining last week.
This week? Is not the case. Sure, it helps that FireDad will be present for a large portion of the week, minus his normal shift days. (Like today.) But after the conversation with my blogging friend, I am reminded by how grateful we are this season. This year. This life! And, as such, I am going to spend this week writing about that gratefulness.
I don’t know how well I will do, verbalizing it all. The sheer abundance of it all is somewhat overwhelming and therefore forming coherent thoughts, words and then sentences seems like a task in itself. But perhaps a necessary task. With the year winding down and the holidays upon us, it would be easy to just get caught up in the day-to-day hub-bub and forget to look around and marvel at all we have in our lives. And not just the physical stuff (though that’s great, too). But some “unseen” things that all too often get overlooked. But not this week!
Though it is somewhat saddening that I have to remind myself to devote time to discussing what is good and amazing in our lives, that I have to dedicate an entire post to explain what I will be doing this week so that my readers don’t think I’ve flipped my cork. (Or, so that when I read back over this in a few years I am not left wondering what made me so darn happy all of a sudden.)
But the truth is that I am happy. As a family, we are happy. And I feel like rejoicing in that happiness this week. Will you join me? Will you attempt to verbalize the things in your life which you are truly grateful for as 2008 draws to a close? Will you share your happiness with us? If you do, please let me know. I don’t want to miss a chance to help anyone else celebrate their lives.
Life is good, folks. Life is good.