This has been a rough weekend. It started Friday afternoon when I got a text from my daughter. She wanted to be picked up from school because she wasn’t feeling well. I got her home and she had a fever of 102.7.
So I took care of her the best I could. I gave her medicine, put a cool cloth on her head and helped her feel as good as I could. Around the time she was feeling better her sister came down with a fever. And this is how it went, back and forth between the two. One sick then the other.
Saturday night my oldest got me up; last night it was my youngest. In the midst of it all I’ve had to take care of the kittens who are now getting into everything. Saturday night one of the kids’ friends slept over, invited when one was feeling better and before the other was showing symptoms. We had errands to run and chores to do. I was taking care of a cat, 4 kittens and 3 kids (the hamster takes care of itself).
I was exhausted. I still am.
But what I know is that it is these times I really need to appreciate all the good in my life. There is much I feel grateful for and so today I am going to flaunt my feeble gratitude until I build it into something stronger.
I am grateful for coffee…lots of coffee.
I am grateful only one of my daughters is sick.
I am grateful my oldest daughter was able to get herself ready for school today without any prodding from me.
I am grateful for the opportunity to help the kittens, even the one who will poop anywhere except the litter box.
I am grateful for the beautiful weather where I live. The sunshine makes everything easier to take.
I am grateful for a job that allows me the flexibility to stay home with my daughter even though I was expected in the office for an important meeting.
I am grateful for having the opportunity to write and share my thoughts.
I am grateful for my friends who were there to listen when I argued with the girls’ stepmother this morning.
I am grateful for my wonderful kids. Even on a weekend when they weren’t feeling well they helped with chores, cleaning without being asked.
I am grateful I will have a chance to nap, as soon as I am done writing this post.
Focusing on what I’m grateful for has already started to make me feel better. What are you grateful for?
This post is in response to the daily writing prompt Flaunt