Archive for December, 2012

This is the time of year we all start moaning about how much we still have left to do, buy, clean, and get ready for the holidays. Monday morning, I was facing a To Do list that was threatening to topple onto me like a stack of “treasure” in a hoarder’s house. The Grinch had conspired with my To Do list to kill me.

In a singular moment of adult clarity (it will probably never happen again), I realized my focus was in all the wrong places.I was irritated at the laundry, the kitchen, the presents to wrap, and the floors to clean.

Instead, I resolved to be thankful. I am thankful to have nice clothes to wash, dry, and hang up in my closet. I am thankful to have a large kitchen filled with food and utensils. I am thankful that I have presents to give my children for Christmas. I am thankful to live in a house, dust bunnies and all.

I hope I remember tomorrow, and the next day, and the next to be thankful for my blessings, but more than that. I pray that I will be content with my blessings so I do not forget to be thankful in the first place.


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