Friday, September 21, 2012

the grass on my side of the fence is a lovely shade of green

Monday night I lay in bed thinking about all the things that had gone wrong in my day. After about twenty minutes of having a pity party with myself, I decided I really didn’t have much to complain about.

I was frustrated with the doctor for not understanding what I was saying. But that means I’m able to see a doctor whenever I need one.

I was annoyed to sit in the pharmacy waiting room for almost an hour only to not get the correct medicine. But that means I have access to medicine.

I was irritated that it was raining and the umbrella was in the other car. But that means we’re not in the middle of a drought.

I felt my vanity was bruised because my favorite jeans don’t fit as well as they used to. But that means I have food to eat.

I didn't feel like cleaning the cooktop again. But that means I have a nice kitchen.

I was sad that I don’t get to see Zachary and Molly as much since I’ve moved. But moving means that I get to make friends like Jenn and fall in love with her little munchkins.
I got slightly bothered because we don’t have the same idea of how to decorate the house. But that means I have a house to live in, things to decorate it with, and someone to dance with on Sunday nights.

When I looked at it that way, I really didn’t have much to complain about at all.

5 comments:

Rambling Momma said...

this is so beautiful Sarah- we dont have alot to complain about.
We are a blessed People.

Jen said...

I love this....puts a lot in perspective that's for sure.

Jenn said...

You have a good attitude. :)

And how did you get Sam to smile (WITH HIS EYES OPEN) for you?! I swear you have magical powers...

Kate @ Daffodils said...

What a beautiful perspective! (And I am jealous that you get to hang out with Molly and sam in real life!)

Alyson McMahon said...

I love this post. It could always be worse. Not going to lie and say that I never complain, because I do. But man, some people do it an awful lot..those people should read this. ;)