Wednesday, September 4

Complain I will not because blessed is what I am


The day got off to a flying start with Zany ensuring I was wide awake well before I was ready to. After the antics of bed swapping I went through at some ungodly hour of the night with her and Teapot I felt no need to be the early bird worm catcher but apparently that was not to be.

Complain I will not because blessed is what I am.


Rather than stew and brew over my earlier than I would like rising I tried to make the best of it. And by that I mean I tried to convince myself that it was a great opportunity to tackle last night's dishes. The grand promises of never having to worry about the dishes again prior to the purchase of the dishwasher at Christmas time have not exactly rang true. 

Complain I will not because blessed is what I am.

While I may not say it to Mr Awesome's face, he was right in saying a dishwasher would make the dishes seem easier. There is something that makes playing dishes Tetris for twenty minutes much more appealing than actually washing the dishes by hand. Even if the latter probably ends up taking less time than the former some days. What my lovely husband failed to mention was that I would still need to constantly nag at people to get the dishes put away. Or alternatively just do it all myself. But complain I will not.

Once I had made my way through the leaning towers of dishes it was time to start the morning drudgery of getting children ready for school. Having just passed the halfway mark of the term, feet are beginning to drag as the weeks begin to blend into one. The promise of after school electronic time enough motivation to ensure we are out the door with moments to spare. Leaving me filled with an air of smugness as I depart the school grounds before the first bell has rung. 

Perhaps Mother of the Year is not out of grasps after all? (Because clearly all it takes to be MOTY is getting to school early once.)

From there I whiz around the shops and return home to discover it is not even yet half past nine. I can't help but ask my Facebook fans who has run off with the real me.

More smugness as I have dinner under control before lunchtime even arrives. 

There is something nice about the whole being organised feeling. I can't help but wonder how long it will last though. Even as I type I can feel the enthusiasm for it all beginning to wane. A feeling that only grows with each blasted beep of the washing machine informing me that there is yet another load needing to be hung out. Of course the howling gale force winds that are currently blowing through ensure that all washing not pegged down will end up on the ground. 

Naturally pegs are no where to be found. Sigh. 

But complain I will not because blessed is what I am.

Blessed that I have a washing machine to beep at me upon completion of it's load.
Blessed that the sun is shining and even though the wind may be blowing a little too hard for my liking, at least it is blowing and there is no rain. (Though just between you and me even if it was raining on washing day I would feel blessed because it has been far to long since I last saw wet stuff fall from the sky)
Blessed that I can sit down and type these words.
Blessed that I can jump up and make muffins for an after school snack.
Blessed in all these ways and so many more, so complain I will not.


Do you have a mantra to get you through some days?



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24 comments:

  1. Some days it's just "Tomorrow is another day" !!
    Glad you are feeling so blessed - I think we all are, we just have to remember it !
    Have a great day !
    Me

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    1. Yes tomorrow is always another day gets a bit of use around here as well. I agree that most of us here in the blogosphere are blessed we just need to remember it

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  2. Such beautiful words. And a lovely mantra. I think I will add it to my list. It is a lovely thing to do to remind yourself of these simple blessing that we have. Thank you. Sarah, from www.creatingcontentment.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It is important I think to remember the simple things as they help create the not so simple

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  3. It is easy to get bogged down in life and forget just how lucky we are, love this post.

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  4. I love your mantra. Such a great reminder for when the temptation of complaining is strong.

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    1. Thanks Rita, yes it is always easier to complain some days

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  5. This is one great and inspiring mantra that I should print out and pin on my door. Just last night, I woke up and midnight because my baby got hungry and then I was unable to go back to sleep until 4 AM. My baby then woke up at 7 AM and refused to go back to sleep. Here I am with Zombie-like eyes trying to read while doing the laundry to keep myself awake. Complain I will not because blessed is what I am.

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    1. Oh gosh Janet, I don't envy you on those baby non sleep days. Hope you have caught up on some sleep now

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  6. I suffer from insomnia from time to time, and instead of tossing and turning, I use the time to have a bath and read (so I'm happy to get some 'me' time). Last night I was thinking I hadn't read much lately, and I realised it meant I hadn't had insomnia for over a month! Funny what you miss if you frame it up correctly!

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  7. "There are people far worse off" I use that a lot lately when I am complain about what I can see are petty things. The frother on our coffee machine not working was this morning's whinge!!! Very silly but it is so hard to just get caught up with how busy things get. "Just breathe" is another.

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    1. Just breathe is a good one isn't it. I often use something along the lines people being far worse off as well.

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  8. That's the spirit Rhi! You're so positive despite all the troubles and I love your mantra!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  9. Gosh, mine is "this too shall pass" and now I'm utterly embarrassed because your mantra is so much nicer than mine. :) x

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    1. Yes this too shall pass gets used here a bit here as well. And while you may be embarrassed I am floating around gleefully because you dropped by my little old blog. I may or may not have a a bloggy crush

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  10. No mantra, other than "just get through today" or "only x more hours until a day off". x Aroha

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  11. Great sentiment Rhianna. One I'd do well to remember more often.

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    1. Thanks lovely, feel free to use it at will x

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  12. I am constantly trying to remind myself how lucky I am. Somedays it's hard. Thanks for this wonderful post, very uplifting in reminding me I am blessed :)

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  13. Oh, good on you Rhianna. It's so important to remind yourself not to sweat the small stuff. It's not always easy to remember your blessings, but it's certainly a great mantra when you can remember to invoke it!

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