Thursday, 8 September 2011

Thankful Thursday

Some days finding the Positive in the everyday or finding something beyond the basics to be thankful for is really easy. Other days, it's almost like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Today is one of those latter days.

However, as I started to compose this post, God made me realise that I actually have it good and all the complaints and negativity that I was going to write just all disappeared. On the whole, Jasmine really is a good baby and if on days like today she screams (not cries) for a solid hour and a half, well, that's nothing compared to some other babies. And I'm just thankful that I don't have multiple babies (sorry Ali if you're reading this!).

Yes, I may be extremely exhausted.
Yes, I may feel frazzled beyond belief because of her crying.
Yes, I may feel like I'm at the end of my tether.
But hey, I did manage to survive today and I'll be able to survive other days like it. I just needed to take a step back and be thankful how Jasmine is now for it could be a lot worse.

Are you going through trying times at the moment and find it hard to be thankful? Or are you the opposite to me today and have upteen things to be thankful for?

*hugs*

4 comments:

Sian said...

You are doing so well Winnie! I can remember those days - and sometimes a bit of a cheer from someone went a long way. So I'm cheering you on today! She'll stop crying and grow up one of these days - you'll still have to listen to a lot of talking, but it's not like listening to a lot of crying lol

Monika Wright said...

Just know that it's okay to fee like that. You're not a bad person, nor are you the first {or last} Mommy to feel unthankful at times. And it won't be the last time you are exasperated, or tired, or feel like you just can't go on. But you can and you will and you will survive to be known as the Best Mommy Ever, once the muchkin can speak!

misteejay said...

That is a beautiful photo Winnie.

Toni xx

Alison said...

No worries, Winnie - I am very grateful I do have more than one - it very nearly didn't happen, so I am very happy that they're here. I know - some days are too stressful, aren't they? It does get easier though, for sure. And Jasmine is such a peach - gorgeous!

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