Saying finances are tight is an understatement. My ex asked if I would accept slightly less child support for now and he’d make it up in a couple of weeks because he’s strapped too, which throws things off even further. I could list a hundred things (and more) that would stress me out and keep me focused on all the things that are NOT working in my life. But I know if I do, it will only make me feel worse.
Instead, I want to focus on the things that I’m grateful for. It relaxes me, I problem solve better and frankly, it just feels a whole lot better. So here are a few things that help me relax and for which I am grateful, no matter what else might be going on:
We have a safe place to sleep at night
There’s food on the table
We each have our health
The car keeps getting us from point A to point B
The kids are doing well in school and adjusting to all the changes they’ve seen this year
I’m watching my son allow himself to come out of his shell again and am finding a really neat person in there
The way my daughter smiles
Watching my kids play together and enjoy each other’s company
I have several job interviews lined up
My dreams and goals are being supported and finding their way into my life
There’s someone special in my life who’s kind and makes me smile (but shhh, don’t tell the kids yet!) ;)
And every day holds new opportunities to make another choice that will take me even closer to all that I am reaching for.
I couldn’t ask for anything more.