So last week, I posted all about gratitude and being thankful for what we have. And then my week went downhill.
At first, I was super anxious and angry that my schedule had been thrown in such an upheaval. I spent Sunday and Monday dealing with a water pump that just wouldn't stop leaking. So no laundry got done, nothing got packed...at least not when I wanted to get it done.
Thankfully, I was finally able to get my laundry done, but nothing packed. So along comes Tuesday. And just as I'm getting ready to shower and start getting everything ready, the water pump 100% stopped working. Zero water. Nothing. Nada.
Frustration out the yin yang got me good. I spent more time than I wanted crying and boo-hooing and being angry about the whole situation.
I was upset. I was angry. I complained. To everyone and anyone who would listen.
So Scottie and I started our drive Tuesday after he got out of school. Later than I originally planned.
I'll admit. I was in a bad place. Everything was going wrong. I wasn't looking forward to our trip and every little thing was pushing my buttons.
About 3 hours into the trip, Scottie was passed out and I realized I was holding onto a lot of anger that ultimately, was only hurting me.
So I prayed. And I started thinking about all the things I had to be thankful for. Because let's be real...leaving a little later than I originally planned wasn't the end of the world.
I mean, what if I had left earlier and the water pump stopped working and blew out all the other equipment that goes along with it? What if our house had caught on fire? (Yes, this is how my brain works, lol). My point is that it could have been a whole lot worse if I wasn't home to catch it and unplug the pump.
Then I started thinking about how blessed I am that I could leave whenever I wanted without having to ask for approval from a boss or take any leave. I had the complete control to go on travel whenever I wanted!
I am no longer at the mercy of a job I dislike. I no longer have to be back to work on a certain day at a certain time. I literally can work from wherever I want, whenever I want.
So yes. I am posting about gratitude again. I needed the reminder this week.
Oh, and I had an amazing trip! I am so glad I didn't let the beginning of the week sour the time I had with my family!
I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving! Have a blessed and beautiful week.
With love and wellness,