Monday, October 24, 2011

Finding Me Day 13

We are trying to sell our home.  There are a lot of reasons for doing this.  For one, it is a big house with  only me, hubby and two dogs rambling around.  Also, the amount of yard work beats me up.   Downsizing would allow us to get a smaller home on a smaller lot and allow us to pay off some business debt while making life easier at the same time. 

It is something that I want so bad on so many different levels that I tend to only see what I want instead of realizing how much I've been given.  I've written a number of times about failing to see and see the importance of the small things. 

One day when I was feeling particularly frustrated with the progress of selling our home, I decided to start compiling a list of what I have to be grateful for.  The list just kept going.  I thought about just how ungrateful I'd become because I wasn't getting the thing that I wanted. 

I guess you're never too old to feel entitled.  I was really embarrassed at my lack of appreciation. 

Today, I am thankful for so much progress.  I am thankful for the gift of having a home.  I am thankful for my son's progress.  I pray that he continues to learn and never forget to be grateful.  And I say a prayer for Henry.

1 comment:

Lou said...

I'm sorry you are having a bad day. My first Alanon sponsor got me writing a gratitude list. I got a cute journal off Amazon, and I do 5 items every morning to start the day. When I told my sponsor I was having to think of new things to be grateful for, she laughed, and said "you can repeat yourself, honey." I was such a perfectionist I thought each day had to be completely original..LOL

Downsizing is freeing. But it's a tough market. I don't think you are in a position where you have to sell, so there is another thing to be grateful for!

Thanks for your tip about Keeneland. I'm so busy with the baby, but my daughter says it is worth a visit. Maybe next time I'm here;)