I’ve got nothin’ in my heart today but gratitude.
I’m racing around, feeling slightly overwhelmed at times, and trying to keep up with all of the work coming into the studio these past several weeks. Some mornings I’m not sure how I’m going to “pull it off” but I just keep plugging away knowing that somehow, some way I’ll make it. And sure enough, by the end of the day I’ve knocked out enough to be content with myself. I’ve made progress and I’m keeping clients happy. YAY!
I’m so thankful to have enough work. To be busy. To be earning a living doing what I love.
I’m grateful for the “woo-woo” of time, space and attitude that allows things to time out, fall together and otherwise work out just fine.
It’s such a far cry from the way I was feeling the beginning of this year. Scared, unsure, panicked, stressed and generally freaked out. The idea of my husband being out of work was frightening to me – the thought of being “without” scares the hell out of me.
But none of the things that I was freaked out about ever happened.
Sure, we’ve had to cut back but nothing that really HURTS us. We’ve done without some things we’ve WANTED but nothing we actually NEEDED.
There has always been food on the table, the bills paid and a few dollars to splurge on a coffee now and again.
We’ve gone though one of those periods lately where every-other-thing seems to need repaired or replaced (I’m sure you know what I’m talking about) and somehow, some way, a check will come in, a deal will appear or a lightening strike of genius will occur and we’ll be able to fix, replace, or decide we never really needed the item in the first place.
We hike for fitness AND entertainment. We talk about how we don’t miss the stupid commercials on television and about how much better/healthier we are eating now that we only splurge on a meal out about once a month.
Yes, there are “those days” but really, I think they are only “those hours” and then gratitude comes back and everything seems OK again.
An attitude of gratitude.
It took something big and scary and made it into something quite enjoyable.