Finding the positive this weekend

I noticed that around Thanksgiving (well, the entire month of November), a lot of friends were posting daily things on Facebook that they were thankful for. Quite a few bloggers were blogging the same. I had so much going on, that it wasn’t something I could keep up with. But I am thankful, even though I definitely have moments when I feel sorry for myself.

Friday was a mopey day for me. We had 5 days with J before he had to head back out of state. He’s attending Navy training and won’t be back until March. We can go visit him, but it’s a long drive or expensive flight. Either way, I have to save money before going, or it’s not going to happen. After he left, nothing got accomplished. I do think part of that was because I ran out of coffee. I’m such a caffeine addict!

Then Saturday morning, I woke up, shook off the funk, showered, dressed, got Jeremiah up, and headed to the car to run errands (uhmmmmm….buy coffee). And my car didn’t start. Let the stress begin. I found a random stranger in our parking lot who had cables and was willing to jump my car, which he did. Turns out my battery was bad, so I had to pay for a new one.

This morning, Baby J woke up at 5am with a cough and low fever that hasn’t gone down. I hate seeing my little one sick.

But you know what? My life really isn’t all that bad. So J’s gone for work…I’m thankful he has a job. I’m thankful he’s not deployed, so we actually have Skype and can “see” him daily. I’m thankful I have a car. I’m thankful it was an “easy” fix, and really not that expensive. And although Baby J’s sick, he’s not that sick. He’s not sobbing, and he’s eating fine, just a little clingy. Everything’s going to be okay. Whenever I start to throw a pity party, I try to remind myself that there are so many people worse off- people without jobs, people whose loved ones are seriously ill, people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and on the list goes. I am blessed.

It may not be November, but I’m still thankful.

So now, on a more practical note, what are your tips for keeping your toddler happy when he/she isn’t feeling well?

Don’t have a toddler? What are you thankful for?

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