Like...this annoying cough that WON'T. GO. AWAY.
Or....feeling like even when I stay late at work I'm still just keeping my head above water.
And the fear that every time we get a lot of rain in a short period of time (like last week) I'm going to have water in my basement.
That tire that needs replacing.
Those meals that I haven't been cooking.
That stack of bills I need to pay.
Since I'm human, I worry.
About the little things.
The big things.
And even the non-existent things.
(like worrying about book characters-- seriously, I do that)
What I'm deciding to do....actually, what I often decide to do, is stop myself on that worry track.
Look at what's important.
And count my blessings.
Because.....those things I listed above?
They are greatly outweighed by the magnitude of how lucky I really am in life.
I often joke that I'm the world's most unluckiest person, but really I'm just talking about the little things-- I don't win contests, I pick the wrong line/lane/route, I'm extremely clutzy (like you-wouldn't-believe-it-if-you-weren't-there clutzy)....all things that don't really matter in the grand scheme of things.
When it comes to the big picture.....I'm very, very lucky.
(Really....what's luckier than seeing a double rainbow?)
My parents- amazing role models
My family- fun and loving
My friends- supportive and generous
My job- being able to do something I love and that inspires me everyday
My coworkers- so hardworking, dedicated and thoughtful
My home- having my own place, being able to have an outlet for my creativity, and feeling safe where I live
My health- I can walk, talk, see, hear, breathe, smell, feel.....I'm alive.
My mind- I can think clearly, problem solve, remember, comprehend, and feel compassion.
I've had a pretty stressful couple of weeks where I had a lot of those "poor me" moments. It's prevented me from doing a lot of things that I wanted to do, or even really needed to do. After a much-needed fun night out with a great group of friends, I felt the urge to turn my thoughts to the positives in my life.
Lucky for me, it wasn't hard to do.