Sunday, March 8, 2009

Who can complain?

To tell the truth, I can always find reasons to complain. Leaves covering my backyard, children with perforated ear drums, squeaky brakes, chubby clothes and saggy body, a black thumb=dead favorite fern and you know the list goes on...

BUT- I have so much to look to the positive. It has been absolutely beautiful here. High 70s the latter part of this week and the azaleas are fabulously in bloom. I planted a few pansies (my absolute favorite flowers) in my flower box, put up my yellow wreath and yellow wooden flower. Our pseudo-landlord came over and fixed our kitchen light so we are no longer cooking, dish washing, etc. in the dark. Kit was my mechanic and changed my oil and replaced my burned-out bulbs in the car. Kit and I have been good about working out every day this week and really watching what we've been eating. We're good at lifting the other if we're drifting (we're also great at suggesting pizza to the other and agreeing...thankfully less of that lately). Drum-roll here...Kit and I actually had a date (with none of our children accompanying us). It has been FOREVER since that has happened. We a wonderful time talking, laughing and just being alone (thanks Whit and Spence for the gift-card & baby-sitter $). We have beautiful, if crazy and mischievous, little boys who always make us laugh, groan, pull our hair and make eyes turn towards us in Sacrament Mtg. Three little warriors who are making their way back towards our Heavenly Father in this life. So many things that bring a little smile of contentment to my lips.

Things can always look brighter, happier. Kit attended a meeting today and the stake presidency member asked each of the auxiliaries to tell the group their positives. He didn't want to be informed of their negatives. What have they accomplished or at least were working on accomplishing? What have I? Many of you, like myself, can find ourselves bogged down with what we're not getting done in our hour, day, month, 5 years...but if I look, I can find fabulous accomplishments for myself and my family.

10 comments:

whitney said...

What a great, uplifting post! I should be more positive...let's just say it's been one of those days :P

I'm sooo glad ya'll went out! Heaven knows, you poor guys deserved it-it's been FOREVER.

WooHoo! for pansies and spring wreaths!

Charee B Mcclellan said...

70's now that really makes me MAD!! But I do love your positive post, you are always such a sweetie....i just love ya.

WITHERS FAMILY said...

Wow Liberty, I found your blog! I'm so happy :) You have an amazing family!

Could you send me an email so that I can add you to my blog??

Thanks,
Adelyn

WITHERS FAMILY said...

ooops sorry my email is ladybugchic@hotmail.com

coty said...

I HEAR you; sometimes it's hard...really really hard, to find my optimism.
I've really been striving for that here lately. And to just flat-out forgetting the negative...I mean, who needs all that anyway, it's not good for my complexion...

Loved the post, Liberty
{lit a fire under my tush today}

Jill said...

What an inspiring post! You're such an upbeat person! :o)

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

You are always so positive! Just like I always remembered you...finding simple things to be happy about. Thanks for the post.

Steph said...

Ahhh, I loved your posts...all of them. Thank you for sticking with them even though...sigh...I haven't been blogging. You are such a great sister and *beam* you're mine. Yep, (pause) everyone can be jealous now. ;)
Your last post was fantastic. I loved the pics (even mowgli Ella...of all the time and effort I put into her and she gets her pic taken when she's "undone"...oh well ((shrug)). I love that Jos lost his tooth...for some reason it causes nastalga. He looks darling w/o it. I love it. All the pic were so stinkin' cute. I loved them.
Your last post was wonderful...of course. It is a great reminder to me to be positive. It's funny, 'cause we talked about priesthood blessings last night in fhe and then we all recieved blessings if we choose. There really isn't a blessing that I've gotten recently that hasn't told me "to be of good cheer". Life really is o.k. It is apparent that it is something that I need to work on...lighten up and be happy. Thank you for the reminder...you are a ray of sunshine in my life. I love you.

Andrea said...

Thanks for such a wonderful post and reminder Liberty. It is easy to get bogged down with all the mundane things that life throws our way, BUT we all do have A LOT to be grateful for. And, you can tell your sister that I am jealous that she has you for a sister. At least I can enjoy having you as a "ward" sister. I tell you this all the time, and it's true. I'm very grateful to have your family in our ward. I learn a lot from you and your sweet family. And if people are looking back at you in sacrament, it is b/c they are trying to get a peek at such a fabulous family. :)

Anna said...

You are so blessed, and it is refreshing to acknowledge it! Thanks for sharing such uplifting thoughts.