Fortunate Reminders

It’s been raining a lot these last two days. We’ve been couped up inside and we’re getting a bit stir crazy. Even the dog was a bit nuts. We got so much rain yesterday that the basement window wells started to leak and we got water in the basement. 

I was getting a little upset this afternoon and then my son said something to change my attitude. He was in the middle of running laps in our house and he sat down next to me and said, “Aren’t we lucky to have a house that keeps us dry when it rains?”

His simple comment put everything in perspective. Yes, we are extremely lucky to have a house and we have so much more to be thankful for. I often take everything I have for granted but his sweet comment reminded me that I was focusing on the wrong things. Instead of focusing on my blessings I was focusing on minor annoyances. 

At that point, my whole outlook changed. I decided to be thankful and change my train of thought. Food, shelter, family, friends are abundant in my life. I won’t let a little rain bring me down.

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