Saturday, August 23, 2008

Soap Box

Okay, I'm not normally a real wordy blogger. I usually just like to put up pics of my kids, but today I feel like I need to get on my soap box. Why can't people be happy with who they are? I have been hearing a lot about people who want to change themselves or their lives because it's not exactly how life "should" be. I probably don't have room to talk because I know that I have been especially blessed in my life. Tonight when I started thinking about my life I honestly couldn't stop thinking about everything that I have in my life that is so great. I don't mean to sound boastful, I just think it's really important to recognize those things in our lives that are really meaningful and that really matter. I love that I am a mother of two beautiful children, who gave me incredibly horrific stretch marks. I have a great husband, who sometimes gives me stress, but I love him more than anything. I just wish everyone could look at all positive things they have in their life. Sorry I don't mean to sound preachy, I just felt like I had to get this off of my chest. And now I'm done.

8 comments:

Siouxsie said...

Amen, sistah!

WITHERS FAMILY said...

Holly you are the best! I told my friend Kat that last night... I said I'm so happy I can have kids, as I sit here and complain about how crappy it is to be pregnant! Really, I am blessed with the ability to have them even if it is hard. We are blessed to have husbands, homes, childred, jobs, etc... It really is a good life. Thanks for reminding us to remember that :)
p.s. I miss you
:(
You should have "wordy" posts more often!

Teresa said...

That's wordy? hehe...

I completely agree. It's interesting to see how one can choose to look at life. Some people focus mainly on the negative while others focus more on the positive.

Some people view things negatively when they really are blessings. My main example is Emma having FA. That can be seen as a negative, but I see it as HUGE blessing. To think that the Lord had a special little spirit that needed a special little body to come to because she doesn't need to be here as long as many of us...and that I was chosen to be her momma. To say I feel special is an understatement (and for once, I'm not making a joke.). Obviously at the same time, it's incredibly difficult emotionally to deal with, but if this is how I get her, I'll take it.

Plus, life is way more fun when it's enjoyed and not constantly whined about;-)

Adventures in Heywood said...

Your in-laws (me, ahem) are the worst about this... we all have something great to complain about. Lucky you, as it seems it's a pet peeve and you're inundated with it.

Jenelle said...

I hear you Holly. We are lucky to have what we have. Thanks for the reminder on needing to be positive!

j&mmiller said...

i was thinking this the other day. I ran into a blog of a girl i didn't know and she actually had made a list of like 20 things she wanted to change in her life (weigh less, be able to afford more expensive clothes) and I almost left a comment that she needed to make a list of 20 things about her life that were fabulous! weird!

WITHERS FAMILY said...

So last in the middle of the night last night when the baby kept pooping and not sleeping I was getting frustrated that we weren't sleeping and then I thought of your blog and decided that I would be happy that she can poop (my other kids couldn't) instead of being mad that she was pooping all night and we weren't getting any sleep :)

nachista said...

All this because of some stupid chick flick about sorority girls...