Wednesday, August 01, 2007

It's All a Matter of Perspective

Sunday: I spent six hours sitting on either a plane that wasn't flying or in an airport while my children were far away from me at home.

Monday: I spent more time sitting in an airport due to my son's cancelled flight.

Tuesday: I discovered I had been walking around on a broken foot for a week and would be in a cast for at least the next three weeks.

This morning: I ran out of gas on the way to work--mere minutes from my office. Due to the bum foot, I had to wait for an hour and a half for AAA.

This afternoon: I read a post by WhyMommy and her justified anger.

I am grateful for the time I had to read my book on Sunday.

I am grateful for the extra time I got to spend with my son on Monday.

I am grateful that it's only a broken bone.

I am grateful for the helpful man who brought me fuel and didn't chastise me for running out.

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Cross-posted at Gratuitous Gratitude

15 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Lawyer Mama said...

Well, that's perspective for you.

P.S. I've totally run out of gas before. Felt like a bonehead.

P.P.S. How did you survive all weekend with that foot???? OUCH!

andi said...

What a great post. I need to remember this more often.

Kristi said...

Good post. And now I'll stop complaining about whatever I was complaining about 30 seconds ago.

www.nolanotes.com said...

Great way to be positive! Funny how some situations can appear negative but lead to positive experiences.

Attila The Mom said...

Holy smokes!! How in the world did you break your foot? What a week you had!

kristen (acumamakiki) said...

Wow, I can't believe you have/had a broken foot - was it broken at blogHer? All that walking...

It was great to meet you this weekend.

canape said...

That is the worst pedicure ever.

~JJ! said...

Yup. We must learn to be grateful.

MamaLee said...

Grateful. We all need to feel this in our gut every day.

XOXO

Gunfighter said...

Every once in a while we get reminders, don't we?

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

So true, Mamma! Thanks for the reminder.

karrie said...

You had a run of bad luck this week, but totally have it in perspective. Love this post. We all need to remind ourselves at times. :)

JazzBrown said...

It does make us look at the world and our lives a bit differently. Pleasure meeting you! Please stay in touch.

Scribbit said...

That is a nasty thing, I hope it heals fast for you and doesn't slow you up too badly (though evidently it hasn't so far)

Paige Jennifer said...

A broken foot? So you really were injured at BlogHer? Those red sassy pumps weren't just to turn me on????

Hope you have a speedy recovery (and a not too stinky cast experience)!