Today Was About Priorities & Gratitude
Monday, October 01, 2018
Seems like I have so many things to do each day between taking care of Dad and commuting to see him and keep him in supplies and taking care of my son's needs. He has a disability so has many needs that I have to provide. The major thing is he doesn't drive so I am his wheels. These days my husband's health is not good and that sometimes leaves me with the heavy end of things that have to be done.
I do alright some of the time, usually when I just focus on today and what I can do in the moment. I think I have gotten lost in taking care of everyone but me and I have to just make it a priority to do some things for myself to keep myself physically, mentally and spiritually strong. If I don't do that then I can't really be good for anyone.
I am down a couple of pounds and so I am grateful for that. Probably "water weight" but I'll take it. And keep going with the consistency. Tomorrow I am hoping to get to exercise twice on the treadmill. Get a few more minutes in and burn a few more calories. I am getting my calories down but still eating healthy.
Today I made a trip to Dad's and got his supplies stocked as well as had lunch with him and his friends at the Assisted Living. I enjoy talking with him and his friends and usually learn a thing or two from them. Then I got some things done for my son, Jeff that he can't do for himself. My DH helped with the laundry so that was nice and we ended up getting quite a bit accomplished.
I also made a great contact with a lady named Melinda who sells painted furniture who told me how to market my furniture in a more productive way so I am grateful for that. Also, she gave me good advice on how to paint a really nice piece I bought at auction. I'm really excited about finishing it now! These were great blessings for my day.
We kind of take life for granted sometimes and forget to give thanks for all that we have and focus on our issues -- I think the most important thing is to live with a grateful heart -- wake up with it and go to bed with it! Thank you, God.
Just my thoughts this evening,