This is advice we all give, but how many of us take the time to count our own blessings? Today begins day 1 of week 2 for Mr. M in the field. I'm not thrilled about it, and I'm not thrilled about the way he left the apartment this morning, so I'm going to take my own advice, count my blessings, and put myself in a better mood.
I am grateful for my dog, who loves me unconditionally and is always excited to see me come thru the door.
I am grateful to have a job, at a time when jobs are hard to come by.
I am grateful for my co-workers who barely know me, but have already opened their car doors to me.
I am grateful for my little brother, who took time out from Oktoberfest fun to let me know I am loved.
I am grateful for a stocked fridge and a full coffeepot.
I am grateful that it has not rained on me while I wait for the bus in the morning. (Yet).
I am grateful to have a soft place to lay my head at night.
I am grateful for anyone and everyone who has ever pushed me just a little bit farther.
I am grateful for everyone who has stuck by me thru countless mistakes.
I am grateful for my love of reading, because I will never be bored.
I am grateful for my health and happiness.
And last, but not least, I am grateful for my husband. I am grateful for the love we share and the life we are building together. I am grateful for his friendship, faith, and support. I am grateful to have someone to laugh with, and to cry with. I am grateful to have someone to dream with and someone to bring me down to earth when I need it. I am grateful to have someone to hold and who will hold me. I am grateful for someone to love with all of my heart, thru the easy times and the rough patches. I love you, Mr. M. Come home soon.