The holidays have come and gone it is now January 5, 2008. This week I have learned to count my blessings and be thankful for today because you never know what tomorrow might bring. A friend of mine lost her father suddenly just before the New Year. You never know when it is going to be your time.
Despite all of my personal problems, stress and worries I still have my health and my beautiful children. It is time to think positively and treasure all of the wonderful things in my life. Good always outweighs the bad. Even though my nearly 2-year old daughter tore apart our house and drew all over her brand new doll the other day she is getting smarter by the minute and is too cute. When her dad was picking up our oldest from school she sat in the back seat and started counting. She counted to ten over and over again.
Our son is nearly 6 months old and still not sleeping through the night. I am tired every day but he brings me tons of joy. He’s getting his first tooth and smiles and coos all the time. He’s also rolling all over the floor. Just his smiles and giggles help me to forget about all the stress in my life.
My oldest daughter can get sassy sometimes and isn’t a very good listener but she too brings a smile to my face. She helps out around the house and with the little ones when I ask. She is also very smart. I learn new things from her every day.
If you are under a lot of stress and are worried about what is in your future in 2008 like I am count your blessings. Think about all the good things in your life. Hug and kiss your children. That always makes me feel better. If you have a positive outlook positive things will happen. Smile and say hi to a stranger. You might just make their day a little brighter.
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