I set the intention today to write a blog. I had numerous ideas floating around in my head that I thought would be great to share with everyone, but the more that I wrote, the less impressed I was with my own musings. It would seem that I had turned into a bit of a whinger, and let me explain why. My blog ideas were:

  1. Why I hadn’t written a blog last week (because we were sick, poor me)
  2. That I am now a walking zombie because I’m so sleep deprived (again, poor me)
  3. Why I hate Centrelink’s online services (this is because apparently I don’t know the answers to my own secret questions, go figure).

As you can see I have developed a poor me complex, and if it’s annoying to me then it’s definitely going to be annoying to you. So I tried turning my brain around and making the negatives into a positive, and it seems that I’m not alone. Where ever you look now it seems that everyone is posting, blogging, updating, etc, the reasons why they should be grateful; maybe it’s not such a bad thing?  So now it’s my turn to be positive and grateful for what I have; so here goes.

  1. I had a cold, big deal. I have friends dealing with far greater illnesses than that, and no amount of Panadol is going to make them feel better.
  2. Yes, I’m sleep deprived, but I have a beautiful baby girl. I have far too many friends out there struggling to have a baby of their own and I’m sure they’d give anything to be woken up at 2am to the sound of their baby crying.
  3. Everyone hate’s Centrelink!

And that’s not all I’m grateful for. I’m grateful for my friends and family, for my home and the neighbourhood I live in. I’m grateful that I get to live in one of the most amazing countries in the world (I think sometimes we all forget how great this place is). I am grateful for the food that we eat, and the warm bed that I get to sleep in, that I have a job and an income. I am grateful for everything that I have in my life right now, and when those negative thoughts start returning I just need to remember these things.

I would like to add one more thing that I am grateful for, and that is you. Thank you for taking some time out of your day and reading my ramblings, it means the world to me :)