Friday, June 4, 2010

Enough about me....

Let's talk about you. What do you think about me? That's pretty much how my mind set has been. Selfish. Self pity. Ungrateful. Not so anyone but me would know it, but I know it. I have had the opportunity to be around 2 other women who have major things going on right now. My friend that got busted is going into to detox. My daughter and I are taking her 2 kids. At least that's the plan. She was suppose to go in last night, she pushed it back. I am not surprised. She still think she has it going on. Been there, done that. I have another friend that is struggling in her marriage. She is married to man that I am sure has some thing like Aspergers. Being married is hard enough, but he is making it SO HARD! She has 6 kids too. She feels trapped and depressed. It was all I could do not to just burst into tears for both of them.

I was over come with a feeling of gratitude this morning. I have my struggles. Money, food, fear, change, TCB attacking me out of now where. After seeing and hearing about my friends' struggles I am am totally grateful for my own problems. They are small in comparison. My world is relatively calm compared to 6 kids, a crazy hubs and active addiction. But for the Grace of God.........

So I am happy. Feeling content. Feeling some peace. Feeling hopeful. Feeling like I can do hard things! Walked 4 miles this morning. The scale is down about 3.5 lbs. since Monday. Feeling less needy for food. No eating in bed. That was a goal this week. No plans for the weekend besides hanging out with my family. We are celebrating a Gdaughter's Bday this weekend as well.

Keep the mood and the food real.........appreciate your life. Serve others.


  1. "comparison is the thief of happiness" ... is a saying I love but in this context it could be seen as a giver of gratitude.
    While there are a ton of people who's lives I think I'd like to trade with, I have to realize that my little old life is pretty damn good too.

    It's great that you're out there walking and taking care of yourself, spending lots of time with family, helping out those who need it. That's a good life.

  2. What Karen said. It is so easy for me to get so wrapped up in my "mountains out of molehills". Thank you for this reminder that while things may not be perfect - whatever the hell perfect is, we have some insight and some recovery and we can feel some compassion for those still suffering.

  3. Beautiful post. I laughed at the beginning because it's my favorite poke at myself..."enough about me, what do YOU think about me?"...

    It's true that if we all took our sh*t and threw it in the middle of a room with others', we'd take our own back most any day. Perspective is everything. So glad you're finding some gratitude amidst the day to day stuff.

  4. Great Post:)

    We do need reminding every so often of our blessings. Thank you for reminding me of mine.

    Have fun at your granddaughters birthday party, there is nothing like grand kids to make us smile:)



  5. What a fantastic attitude, Dana. Even if there are things we'd like to improve about ourselves, it just makes sense to appreciate all the gifts that we've been given.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Thanks for the chuckle, the deep thoughts and the gratitude. Lovely post. Deb

  7. Great post, Dana. Reflecting on blessings is always a good thing.

  8. Sometimes we need to take a second look at what is going on around us and realize how grand our life really is.

    Thanks for the reminder to appreciate all the good I enjoy in my life.

  9. I have to make myself know this....
    And I don't want to learn it,
    I don't want it to be true...
    So it's harder yet, still!
    Always insightful - thanks Dana!

  10. Just popping in to say hi - it's been a busy end to my week and I feel like I've been neglecting my favorite blog people! Hope you are having a great weekend, Dana!

  11. I just wanted to pop over and thank you for your comment yesterday. You made my smile - BIG!

  12. Hi. There's an award for you on my blog. Deb

  13. I read the first line of this post to my friend this weekend, and we chuckled about it. Very cute. Then...the meat of the grateful I am too with my life. It's not perfect, but it's good, and if it needs's up to me to make it better if I so deem that to be necessary.

    Thanks for a wonderful post.


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