Thursday, March 28, 2013

I need to be a little more...

Grateful. Patient. Gracious.

Does anyone else ever feel like this? Seriously, I live the most charmed life. I work very hard, and have all my life, but the blessings and gifts I've been given far outweigh any bad day or sour moment I've ever had. And there have been some sour ones. I could sit here and brag for days, but I'll save that for another post :). Just make no mistake about it, life for me is far above and beyond good.

So WHY in the world am I constantly losing my temper? Having road rage? Cursing this person or that person who takes up too much of my time on the phone? I know these people deserve respect (usually). I know they could be having a bad day, have just lost a loved one, or maybe have a disability. IDK what it is, but today I feel like Hillary Swank in P.S. I Love You. Right after she has a melt down on Gerard Butler, and then he dies.

Point is, no matter how much I cognitively acknowledge that I am blessed beyond belief, I cannot get that school of thought to stay embedded in my every day attitudes and actions.

Does anyone else ever feel this way? Please tell me I'm not alone. I am on the hunt to live my life as an overall more grateful and gracious person. Any tips out there for ways to take a little more time and smell the roses?

Happy almost Friday!

Bethany said...

I've spent the last several days getting caught up on your blog and am totally addicted! We are planning our wedding now too (only 2 months plus 3 days away!) and got engaged 8 months after meeting!

Becca Moss said...

I feel like it's easy to get to this point. Sometimes you literally have to slow down, smell the roses and just breathe. I love that you referenced P.S. I Love You - one of my all time favorite movies!

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