2012-09-24

Humbled

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.

10 comments:

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

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  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.

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    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!!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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