Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Am In A Mood Today

 Isn't that picture cute?  I thought so.  Anyway, I am in a "mood" today.  Not sure what to call it.  I am feeling about 20 different feelings all at once.  I feel tired, happy, sad, foggy, energetic, defeated, slow, sluggish, peaceful, confident------That is not 20 but you get the idea.
So, as I search through my life as of late, I shouldn't be feeling all the negative things.  My life is pretty good right now.  I can't complain.  Nothing is really wrong so what's the matter with me? (the song from Sound of Music is running through my head)
In an attempt to try and get out of this I am going to do part of the gratitude challenge by John Hilton III and Anthony Sweat.  It starts out with writing 10 physical abilities you are grateful for.  Here goes.
     1.  I am grateful for my eye sight.  I have worn glasses all my life and still couldn't really see.  I had surgery
          on my eyes and now I can see a lot better.
      2. I am grateful that I can breathe with no problem.  For many years I couldn't breathe very well because
          the roof of my mouth was blocking my airway.  I had to have surgery for that too.
      3. I am grateful that I can walk.  I just love to walk.  Glad I didn't have to walk across the plains like
          some of my relatives did.
       4. I am grateful that I can organized things.  Like drawers and closets.  I get great joy from that.
       5. I am grateful that I can sew and do crafts.  That really brings a lot of pleasure and I can share that
           enjoyment with others.
       6.  I am grateful that I can play the piano.  Not concert hall play but play for my kids at school.  It is
            a lot of fun and they enjoy it.
        7. I am grateful that I can type without looking at the keyboard.  Thanks to my typing class at Clovis
            High School where we typed on manual typewriters.
        8. I am grateful that I was able to give birth to at least 1 child in my life.  I wish it could have been 3
         9. I am grateful that I can somewhat use a computer.  I love blogging on it etc.
         10.  I am grateful that I can hug.  I love hugging my family members and my kids at school.

Well, that's my list.  What are you grateful for?  Thanks for reading this.  I feel better now.

Just found this on my cousin's Facebook.  I think it relates to this.


Susan Anderson said...

That's a good list! I am thankful for my family. They are kind of at the center of all my best blessings, one way or another.


Jane said...

What a beautiful list of things for which you are thankful! Sometimes we do try to over-analyze what we're feeling...and the "why" we are feeling it. But focusing on the gratitude brings it all back to the Giver of the gifts!

Grandma Honey said...

I have heard it said that which we focus on, expands. Besides you can't miss Karen, look what joy you bring to others!

Lucy said...

I am glad your list uplifted you and sometimes it is ok to be in a 'mood', it happens, as much as we want to be perky and happy all the time that isn't realistic either at times life is well, moody.
Hang in there and don't beat yourself up so much!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I Feel the same, many days...I like your list...and sayin

Becky Jane said...

You list is inspiring! Thanks for sharing some of the things you're grateful for...I'm grateful for dear friends like you!