And in amongst all this
I have EVERYthing I need - kids to love, a husband that is a-mazing, a roof over our head (albeit a rented one), a crazy dog, a loving family, enough money to pay the bills and put food on the table, new friendships, friends from home that come visit or are thought of daily regardless of the distance.
I have nothing 'flashy' but have never been materialistic - just need to remind myself of this as I pull on my 'not-the-latest-fashion' clothes and shoes. Things do not matter, they could be gone in a moment (or in an earthquake...) and I really would not care - except if I lost all my clothes because that would be a terrible sight for all!!
My most special treasures are those that can walk up and give me a hug and say I Love You.
(photo by Simoney)
It is embarrassing to admit, but when I read truly sad and heartbreaking stories of others I realise how much I have. How fortunate I am.
These stories/blogs/news reports make me linger a little longer in my children's cuddles - til they squirm and beg to be let go, and tell my husband how much I love him.
I should be grateful everyday, instead of being a spoilt brat!
Anyways, I am LUCKY and very very GRATEFUL.