I am a pro at feeling sorry for myself.
I can sit and whimper and throw pity parties
like a 4 year old who dropped his ice cream

I lament that I don't have the nicest clothes to wear
I mourn the fact that I don't have my own home
Cry over a broken ipod, a stressful night, a long list of chores

And lately I have thought
How selfish am I?
Who am I to think I deserve all that?
What entitles me to any of these riches?

I am blessed with health,
with three beautiful children
with family who loves me
even when they drive me crazy
even when I drive them crazy

I have a home to live in
I have clothes for my back
Shoes for my feet.
My children are not hungry
they do not want
at least not for anything they need.

I live a blessed life
I am lucky
And I am grateful
To have been humbled.

And now I pray
for myself
and my children
That each morning I remember
to give thanks
For each blessing that I have been given

Especially the little ones
who keep me awake at 3 in the morning.


  1. I love this! Being grateful is a beautiful thing...

  2. I tried to comment earlier, but Blogger was a little finicky. Thank you for this post. I was having a pity party for myself tonight. But you are so very right in looking for the positive and all that we do have to be thankful for. Because we gave a lot.

    1. Its so easy to throw the little pity party, so very very easy. I need to work harder on remember my blessings and how lucky I am!!

  3. So, so true. I think this is a fantastic reminder! It's so easy to forget how lucky we really are. Blessed.

    1. It is so easy to forget especially after a hard long day!!

  4. So true. I've been thinking this way lately, feeling sorry for myself, and it has to stop. We are so very lucky in the grand scheme of things. Great post.

  5. this is beautiful liz. and thank you for the reminder.

  6. I could use this reminder from time to time myself. Thanks for sending it my way!


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