A Little Kick in the Pants…

Posted by on November 17, 2017 in Gratitude | 4 comments

This morning I was feeling a bit disgruntled about Winter while taking Katie to early morning sports conditioning.  It was 5:54 am, cold and dark.  I was super tired.  Did I mention that it was cold, and so dark out?

I was griping to myself about how hard it is to deal with the start of winter.  I had literally thought to myself, “There’s not much about winter to be grateful for at this moment.”  Now that was a mistake.

It was as if someone had pushed a button on cue, that rush of heat.  Yes, literally seconds after I wrapped up my little pity party about being cold on this early morning, a giant hot flash materialized.  The next thing you know I was opening all the windows of the car to let IN the cold.  (That’s a lot easier than peeling off layers of fleece while driving and holding a mug of hot tea.)

Seriously, it felt like an angel in heaven heard me complain, said “I’ll show you!” and then threw a lightning bolt of a hot flash at me just to teach me a lesson.

I was laughing the rest of the way home.  Gratitude had given me a little kick in the pants…again.

The next time you find yourself in a “woe is me” situation, try to step back and look at it from a different perspective–one that’s influenced by gratitude.  It’s not easy to do–sometimes we really enjoy those gripe sessions.  I promise you though, you’ll feel better for it.

What do you think?

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  1. every cloud has a silver lining :-))))
    great writing Maggie

  2. Yes! God has a sense of humor!! Love when an attitude of gratitude takes over….especially if it keeps us all laughing 😂

  3. Nice heart “warming” thoughts…..

    • Thanks , Maggie, I needed this pick me up this morning. Grateful and ready for the day.

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