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
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?