Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What I'm Grateful For

You can all consider this therapy. One problem with blogging is that everyone generally only gets to see the bright sunny exterior. Anyone who really knows me in real life knows that I'm not at all a bright sunny person. I've always been a little on the negative side. That is certainly not the way I like to be, but I've always had trouble finding the silver lining. So, in an effort to help my own mental state a little, I'm forcing myself to find things in my life that I can be grateful for, both big and little. Hopefully, I'll do a post each week on some of these things. With any luck, I can make an impact on my outlook.

So today, I'm going to start out with a few of the more immediate things.

1. Deven
Sometimes he makes me want to tear my hair out, but I know that no matter what, he will do anything for me. We've struggled financially, but he is always willing to help me out if he has the money. He will run to Walmart at midnight just to pick something up I need. He let me drive his beloved truck unsupervised. Now, THAT is love. We are there for each other no matter what, and that is about the best fairytale anyone can ask for.

2. Cooper and Freckles

Deven and I never plan on having children (which is really a topic for another day), so our pets are our children. I have had Freckles for years. I picked her out the day she was born and knew I had to have her. She's chubby and a huge brat, but I love her to pieces.

Deven and I adopted Cooper together. He's completely irresistible. He will maul you trying to get attention when you come through the door, but after he calms down he just wants to snuggle and be petted. He's the most sensitive dog I've ever known, if a TV show or movie makes me cry he always has to come stick his nose in my face and check on me.

I couldn't ask for better children. :)


  1. I love this topic. I have a sister who can never see the sunshine for the rain, so I bought her a book called 14,000 to be happy about. She just didn't get it. One thing that stood out in my memory was it listed "a flat tire" and she said that is a bad thing. I replied that if you have a flat tire then at least you have a car that is goes on. Not everyone owns a vehicle. Sort of the same as "Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses".

    It is great what you said about Deven. If he is anything like his dad then you have found the greatest guy ever. I love Keith to the moon and back because he will do anything for me, and I return the favor. Keith takes care of me like no one has ever done for me in my whole life. He is a great lover and best friend. He is more than I could have ever hoped for. So glad we found each other. Best of luck to you and Deven and may you always smile and be greatful for the smallest of things.

    I hope to meet the two of you soon.
    Rosa Jones

  2. *14,000 Things to be Happy About

  3. Thanks Rosa! That's wonderful. :) We can't wait to meet you, too!