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Thinking of my Blessings

March 12th, 2013 at 05:05 pm

I may be the only one that sometimes does this but Sometimes I get down and out saying "oh woa as me I have this mortgage that is going to take forever to pay or there is always something that comes along that makes me spend more money than I budgeted" Ugh. Then I read about the tons of people that can't find jobs, are struggling to pay bills and even struggling to eat. I just want to kick myself sometimes for getting on my pity party mentality. I think I am an upbeat person for the most part but just can't seem to not feel sorry for myself sometimes. I want to change that and start asking myself "what can I do for my community or that individual that is really struggling" instead of thinking about me all the time. I give to my church and also to our mission programs both locally and worldwide but sometimes I just want to do more. There are so many struggling.

Today at work we hear about all of our budget cuts that are about to take place because the sequester and it just is so disheartening. I work for our Area Agency on Aging and Disability so we do meals and home chores for people. This time besides cutting funding we are going to have to actually take some services from people. It is very sad to get this news. I wish I could do more and I definitely need to quit saying "woa as me" when so many out there are so much worse off than me.

4 Responses to “Thinking of my Blessings”

  1. Carolina Girl Says:

    Thank you very much for this reminder. It is very easy to get caught up in the numbers and lose sight of the bigger picture.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    I like your attitude, Teresa. I try to remind myself to focus on the many things I do have rather than the things I don't. I'm not always successful, so I appreciate your gentle reminder. Smile

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    You are not the only one that struggles with feeling of not doing enough for others or animals or Mother earth !! (me too of course)

    First, be gentle with yourself. Many times I have down periods, and I am sure it is amplified by hormone/physical condition. It is not just will power to stay upbeat!!

    Second, a very very good remedy is to go out and exercise somehow!! It works for me and there is plenty of science that shows endorphin release with hard exercise. I LOVE to walk, hike, bike. Not expensive happily! And I have a dog that would run for miles if I could. It's always the time to block out for doing this, but it works!

    Third and final, birthdays for us middle aged are always a time of reflexion on 'what have I done with my life' don't you think? It's my bday tomorrow and believe me, I haven't done doodly squat with my life!! Ack. Maybe not 100% true, but certainly 99% true. :/

  4. Jerry Says:

    You are definitely not the only person who can feel that way when life leads things downward for a spell! The good news is that you have the insurance that you are able to notice the people around who have it worse, and it corrects your thinking a bit... remember that there are far too many people out there who are unable to recognize their blessings at all, and they totally ignore the people around them who have it worse. So you are doing something right! Hang in there... Wink Jerry

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