It feels like I should have posted this a week ago... it's a rather Thanksgiving-ish post. We watched "Ratatouille" the other day with the kids. And I've been thinking about part of the movie. There is a food critic who comes in and orders some "perspective". He is ready to give a scathing review till he gets something he wasn't expecting and it changes his way of thinking. Kind of an odd thing to ponder, I know, but it did make me think about my own perspective. Here are a few things I'm going to try to change my perspective on...
- I'm still sick... but the last time I checked, a head cold is not life threatening. So it's not a big deal.
- Baby Girl has been getting up between 4-5 a.m. the last few days. It's annoying. But, she's not sick or in pain. She just wants to play. It's not so annoying anymore.
- My house is a mess. Everywhere I look are paper piles and items that I haven't put away. But, I have a house to live in. And I'm thankful.
- Hubby and I are trying to make some pretty big decisions right now. It's maddening and stressful. But, we are choosing between two good things. I'm grateful for so many opportunities.
- Little Bug has autism. It's something I can't change. And sometimes, it just gets me down. But he is happy, healthy, and starting to say more and more things each day.
- I spent the evening with a group of women last night that I don't have anything in common with. I felt out of place and rather alone for most of the evening. But, I got a break from home and when I got back, Hubby had done laundry.
- Red has a bit of an attitude right now. We are butting heads at every turn. But he is a bright kid. And even though I hate to fight with him, his arguments are starting to be more logical and I can see (even in verbal combat) just how intelligent this little guy of mine is.
So, I'm trying to look at each situation in a new light. Now, if you'll excuse me, my head is pounding, but Hubby has a job. So I was able to drive to the store, buy some Advil, bring it back to my home where I will take two, put a movie on for the kids, and then I will rest.