I started the day a little grumpy, slightly irritable. Ever happen to you? No real reason, just feeling kinda like Oscar the Grouch. It think sometimes caffeine does that to me. For no reason at all, the smallest thing bugs me. I started to do some sewing but couldn't get into the groove. I couldn't find the scissors. Couldn't remember which pile the fabric I wanted was in. Aaarrrgggg!!
I had a little email conversation with Anna about folding fabric and how my fabric shelf is very neat and tidy, only because every piece of fabric I've used or thought of using or purchased for the past month is piled and stacked on or around my sewing table. The chair in the corner is stacked with piles of fabric my aunt gave me that I have no room for. The mess and my already grumpy state did not make for a good sewing state of mind. I walked through the house, grumbling under my breath. Aggravated that the kid's bathroom is so dirty, annoyed that they are still in bed and their rooms are disaster areas. Then it hit me. All the things that are annoying me, all the problems I seem to be having are actually signs of how good I really have it. If I stop and think about it, I don't have a problem in the world that someone, somewhere wouldn't love to have. It's all about perspective. The age old glass half full or half empty question.
How blessed I am to have a room to sew in and plenty of fabric to choose from.
Plenty. I have plenty of everything I need and what at times is viewed as a problem, is just evidence of a life full of blessings. My laundry basket is overflowing because I have plenty to wear. My refrigerator is way past due for cleaning out because I have plenty to eat.
My unmade bed means I have a soft warm place to sleep tonight.
Those kids sleeping late in their disaster area rooms are healthy and safe and the tragic events that have happened recently make me all too aware of how much of a blessing that is.
This stack of bills and mail that need attention....I'll have to get back to you on that one.
Sure, I have more serious issues that I'd love to have just disappear, but all things considered, I have a pretty darn good life, problems and all, and for that I am very grateful.