Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Perspective
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.

13 comments:

Heather said...

Very true, perspective really does change everything! Good luck with your big decisions....

Yvonne said...

What a great post, Melissa. Thank you. I love the idea of putting things into perspective. It's so much easier when we look at the big picture, isn't it!

Big decisions can be tough, but you'll know what to do!

Kimberly said...

That was beautiful. And much needed. ~hugs~

Dedee said...

Thanks. I needed this today.

Holly said...

Perspective is the key. Great post Melissa. I needed this reminder today. Thank you!

Eve said...

Love it. There are so many things to be grateful for. I call it "playing Polyanna" it makes me feel so much better about my life.
Good Job Mel.

diana said...

i love this post. it's amazing how a situation can change just by adjusting our attitude. it's all about the perspective. thanks for sharing this. something i will keep in mind.

hope you feel better soon.

Maddy said...

I'm sorry you're unwell. It certainly can be tough sometimes and it always seems all the worse when you're ill. A 4 /5 am. start doesn't help much either.

I certainly know what you mean about going out with our 'typical' friends and suddenly feeling very atypical.
Best wishes

Tonya said...

What a great post. You are one smart chickie. I'm glad you helped me to put a few things in perspective today.

Nancy Face said...

Isn't Ratatouille such a cute movie?

I loved this post and your wonderful attitude! I hope you feel all better very soon! :)

Amber said...

Great perspective, my dear! I have had a blasted cold for a few weeks now and can't shake it. I just wish I would be really sick and GET OVER IT. But no, thus is my life of dragging everything you....

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

ah feel better soon hon :)

**here's some chicken noodle soup :)

if you want a giggle, come see the wordless wednesday photo i posted last night. no drooling, okay, maybe just a little drooling :)

take care girl,
kathleen :)

JustRandi said...

I hope you're feeling better!

Yea, your going to have to sharpen up your debating skills in order to get through the next few years with Red. It happens really fast.
I hate when they have logical arguments. So much more difficult to defend my irrational positions.