Saturday, February 09, 2013
I was originally blogging about how frustrating taxes and applying for financial aid is. Then, I reread it and thought about all I DO have instead of what I don't.
I have a job, as does my husband. Both girls have part time jobs so they can pay for all their car expenses and gas. My family is healthy!! (I know a family that found out their youngest has a tumor in the pituitary in the base of her brain.) I have a roof over my head, food on the table and love in my heart.
Is things "tight" financially? Yes, but it is for the majority of people in our country. Am I considered poor? Absolutely not! We've always taught our kids about "wants" and "needs." When I look at the big picture, my needs are all met and the wants don't seem so important.
So I turned my frustration into a positive. My weigh in was good this week. Right in the middle of my weight range! So I know my calorie intake is correct. I am able to exercise without any restriction or limitations. I had a blast at Zumba this week and made it through Fat Friday at work without a huge binge. (I splurged a bit!
One more item to mention, I have all of you! I'll admit I've blogged and shared things in more detail here, than I've told many verbally. I think it's because you all understand "the journey" that I've taken, the trials and bumps in the road that occurs and that we must just get up and continue on. I've received so much support not only for my journey, but also for my daughter and her own journey. For that I will always be appreciative.
This is long enough and it's funny.....I'm no longer frustrated. Once again, you all have helped me. Thanks!