Friday, September 3, 2010


Sitting on the couch the other day brushing Riley's hair. I thought to myself, damn, I am so grateful.

Grateful that I had warm clean water and soap to wash her hair with.

A safe house to have a roof over our head.

A soft couch to be sitting on.

This hairbrush.

The time I have to spend with her.

I hate that I take all these things for granted on a daily basis.

Thankful for my husband and his secure job.

Our family and friends.

My job.

An education.

My faith.

Our country.

Our girls.

Some days I need a reminder to stop and remember this.That's part of the reason I have been trying to live so simply lately. It's still definitely a work in progress.


  1. aw Meg, what a sweet post. I totally hear ya. I think about this stuff often! I am always thinking about how grateful I am to have the life I do. We don't have much, but we have a lot!! When I start getting grumpy, I always tell myself, "You know, it's ok, things could be a whole lot worse, somewhere right now there is a Mom and Dad sitting next to their child in the hospital and just praying that they get well." I don't mean to sound so sad, but what I am trying to say is, I know that I have no reason at all to complain or get grumpy, and I am grateful every day that my kids are healthy, that me and my husband are healthy and that we are alive and got to live this day. My nephew passed away 2 years ago this summer. He was only 27 years old. He got cancer when he was 25 and he fought it for 2 years...2 years of being very sick and in pain almost every day. When he was really bad, towards the end, I know he would have given anything to trade places with someone that complains how bad their life is, because, however bad their life is, it's nothing compared to facing death. I hope I didn't bring you down. I have let my nephew's life and memory shine like a light in my life. I just wanted to let you know that I can tell you are a very grateful person and you really appreciate your life, children and husband and that is wonderful!

  2. You didn't bring me down at all, I'm glad you shared the story about your nephew, that's sad, but good that his life is able to inspire you and me to be even more grateful for what we have.


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