Monday, November 8, 2010

Gratitude Challenge day 7 and 8

Yesterday was a  nice relaxed Sunday but for some reason I didn't get sat down to do my Gratitude post.

I’ll share two things I am grateful for today.First I am grateful for Christmas tree’s that are decorated the first weekend of November :0)

100_7424 You read it right!We put up our Christmas tree this weekend.Much to my husbands chagrin! We usually wait till the weekend of thanksgiving (doesn't most everyone?). I decided  since my husband missed out last year due to being in Iraq,that this year we would celebrate for extra long! I’ve been listening to Christmas music with the fam’ ever since and I LOVE it!

The second thing I am thankful for is people with positive attitudes. Growing up I was a “glass is half empty” kinda girl.My son  also has  a “half empty” mentality.Thankfully though, somewhere along the line I learned that we can dwell on the bad,sad and disappointing and be miserable OR we can focus on the good and be happy. Notice that I didn't say I found a way to make all the bad,sad and disappointing disappear!Nope its all still there.I’ve just learned how to have faith in the Lord to get me through and to focus on the good.

I have had several good examples in my life.My sister has always been a “glass is half full” person and I am pretty sure she gets it from my mom. My husband also has a way of seeing the bad,pointing it out and then MOVING ON.He doesn't dwell on the negative and I love that.

1 comment:

SisterTipster said...

LOVE that you have your tree up! I wanna too~got it get it hauled out~but I'm planning on doing it this week! GREAT IDEA! and love the reminder of being positive! Thanks! Have a blessed night! hugs!