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UH, frustration!

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! emoticon )

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!
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    great post :) I've been trying to stop and reflect on the positives among all of the negatives... not always easy but it helps!
    1856 days ago
    You are awesome! You always find a way to turn things around. This is a skill I must learn!
    1862 days ago
    Awesome!! LOVE LOVE reflecting on our positives!!!

    I'm watching something RIGHT NOW that's saying - YOU ARE BLESSED!! :-) We are indeed!

    1863 days ago
    Isn't blogging here just great!!! I know it really helps me to blog and get my thoughts out there. I always get such good advice and very thoughtful ideas.
    Your attitude is awesome!! What a great way to look at things. I also feel it is such a joy to read about a family that is actually teaching their children about life and how you have to earn things.....you are instilling good work ethic which is, in my opinion, the best gift one can give their child. I wish that my DH and step-son and his wife would "get it" and stop spoiling the grandchildren. But not my problem.
    Have a terrific day.
    1863 days ago
    Sounds like you have much to be grateful for; like you, times are tough for me and many others. But shining the light on our gifts is what it's all about. And good health, to me, is worth a fortune in anything else. Wishing you and your family the best.
    1864 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great job of looking at the positive things in your life. I hear you on the frustrations of those FAFSA forms. Not fun.

    Blogging is a great way to deal with emotions. emoticon
    1864 days ago
    I loved this blog, thanks for sharing!
    Appreciating what you have instead of feeling bad about what you don't is a great approach.
    I'll have to remember this when I get anxious about minor difficulties at work or small annoyances at home...
    1864 days ago
    I agree that when I blog on here it is as much for myself as it is hearing from you all and getting support in return. You are so insightful to see all the good things you have going on. It is great to see you are keeping yourself in range and allowing for a little splurge here and there, within reason. emoticon
    1864 days ago
    Amazing how blogging can turn around one's state of mind. Great attitude counting your blessings.
    1864 days ago
    Awesome blog! Thanks for uplifting MY day, too!
    1864 days ago
    I love it when this happens as I start to blog. I start off whining and/complaining about something and then suddenly I find myself feeling pretty lucky and that I have tons of things to be grateful for.
    1864 days ago
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