Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hangin' In There

Ever feel like you're taking two steps forward and three steps back? In the last six months it seems like every time I feel like things are turning around and looking up, something happens to knock me down again. 

It's been tough at times, but I'm trying to keep my chin up and be optimistic. I know that God has a bigger plan and that what we see as trials are really just preparation for something in the future. 

It helps me so much to actually list the things for which I am thankful, even if it's just a mental list. I always feel better when I remind myself of the good stuff. The short list:
  • My children 
  • My family, especially my parents and my 5 amazing sisters
  • A few really good friends
  • My church
  • Music
  • Flowers
These are just some of the things that are always good at making me feel better. Sometimes they overlap. A few days ago, my daughter picked some flowers from a tea olive bush for me; tea olive flowers are my favorite because for some reason their scent is comforting and relaxing to me. 

What makes you feel better when life tries to get you down?

1 comment:

  1. i know what you mean. sometimes we really need to remind ourselves our the blessings in our life in order to get through the bitter times. glad we could connect. i subscribed to your blog, and i look forward in reading about your adventures in motherhood and green living. oh and by the way, you're been nominated! :)