Let me begin by informing you wonderful readers that this week, I've been feeling terribly "UN". Unmotivated, unimportant, uninteresting, unaccomplished, unacknowledged, uncertain, unattractive, uneffective (yes I know it's ineffective, but go with me here) etc., etc. (I'm sure you see where this is going) All this is quite unnatural and quite unKelly. Normally I'm a very confident, upbeat person. Maybe it has been the effects of the full moon, (no not Gamma Rays). Maybe it has been the effect of a new, very hectic schedule (I'm tired) but THIS HAS GOT TO STOP! So in order to change the effects of whatever is out there, my solution is to do Grateful post. Because really it can always be worse.
What I am Grateful For (not in order of relevance)
I am grateful for my darling, wonderful, special daughters. The oldest is estranged right now, haven't talked to her in over a year and a half.
I am grateful for the years I had, and will have with her in the future.
I am grateful that my youngest wonderful daughter has remained just as sweet and good natured as the day she was born, even having gone through a very brutal time in her life.
I am grateful that my youngest has remained just as sweet and good natured as the day she was born, even after telling her overbearing, controlling, nasty, mean father who she's scared of that she doesn't want to see him anymore (nope, not since April)
I am grateful they at least talk on the phone once in a while. She does need to know her father.
I am grateful for the relationship she and I have. As her best friend pointed out "not everyone has a relationship with their mother like you two do". My heart is full.
I am grateful I no longer have to work my full-time job and 3 side jobs to put food on the table and a roof over our heads.
I am grateful I am not married to my exhusband anymore. (This is my prime example of it could always be worse. I could still be married to him.)
I am grateful for my job of 21 years.
I am grateful for my wonderful BF who loves and appreciates me just the way I am (and who I met at work.)
I am grateful that it seems my mother is FINALLY doing the same.
I am grateful for my health.
I am grateful for my friends and family.
I am grateful for a happy home.
I am grateful I like the person I am.
I am grateful for where I am in life. You couldn't pay me enough to go back to my teens, 20s or 30s. It just gets better every year.
I am really grateful for all the wonderful, quirky, sometimes sad and frustrating, but mostly truly amazing life I have.
All in all, my life is better than it's ever been. Happy and content. I couldn't ask for more.