Nov 2, 2006

trying to get an attitude

an attitude of gratitude, that is.

November, Louisa May Alcott wrote in "Little Women," is a most disagreeable month.

i don't think so.

i love November..actually Fall & Winter are my favorite seasons. the air is cool, crisp, not quite cold. Christmas is just around the corner. yum-o.

Thanksgiving is almost here as well..and i, as usual, will be ordering my dinner from Knott's, and just heat everything up come Turkey day.

i just don't feel the vibe.

see, this whole "grown-up" thing? i don't like it. i don't want to be a kid, (well, OK, sometimes i do)but a simpler, easier time would be nice. so instead of thinking of all the things i have to be grateful for, all i can think of are:
  • the stress of marriage
  • stress of work
  • stress of my parents getting older
  • feeling like i'm in a rut
  • wishing the whole baby thing was different

most of the time, i'm good with my life. i have a good life, a great husband, wonderful friends both in real time and in cyberland (hi april! hi linda! hi cyn! hi melissa-who-doesn't-think-i-mean-her! hi jolene!). i am blessed beyond reason.

and yet...

well...Ms. Alcott thought November was a disagreeable month. OingoBoingo said "nothing lasts forever." and neither will this attitude.

thanks for riding this out with me.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh, some cyber hugs from me! You really helped me a few weeks ago, so the least I can do is return some!

In the words of Stuart Smalley:

You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like you!

Some of those things stressing you out are good things to be thankful for - like the good marriage and the fact that you have a job when so many don't. Try some gratitude for that (and for living in such a beautiful place) and see how that goes. Start small - you'll get through this!

doodlebugmom said...

And don't you feel better letting it out?

Love ya babe!

Happy November!

Linda :o)

Jolene George said...

November is a wonderful month...a time for counting our blessings and I certainly count you as one of the blessings in my life!...just keep counting and everything gets better. :o)

Paolo said...

Obviously LMA spent at least a portion of her time in Washington, where in Nov., it rains 32 days of the month. Thanks for the Monday morning laughs.... you're a witty writer.