So last night I was watching TI & Tiny : Family Hustle. It was around Father's Day and Tiny asked Tip what he wanted. He kept saying he wanted a Bently, but eventually he said he would honestly be happy with whatever they gave him. The episode before that was about family and how Tip wanted them all to do something without any electronics, so he took them all camping. Like with tents and stuff, really roughing it. Anyway, it got me to thinking about how absolutely blessed I am.
Sure I complain like everyone else. Money is tight, I wish I had a bigger house, a nicer car, and I would love to be able to fill my children's every desire. I love them and they're fairly good kids, so of course I want to be able to give them everything they want. But I can't. We're still lucky though. We still have a place to live, my kids have nice rooms and comfortable beds. We all go to bed every night with full bellies. Well, my kids would tell you different, they are ALWAYS hungry, but I assure you, they eat quite a bit. They have nice clothes and nice toys. and most important of all, we're all relatively healthy. Like we have no major health issues, thank goodness.
Anyway, the whole point is that in day to day life, we take all this stuff for granted. We don't have a lot, but we get by. I work hard to be able to afford to give my kids nice Christmas's, and to "keep up with the Jones's" as far as birthday parties go, and to be able to make sure the kids are able to participate in extra curriculars with their friends. And I have to also give credit to my parents. They have always come to my rescue when I really needed it. I truly have the most amazing family and am so grateful for them.
So today instead of whining and complaining about the things I don't have, I am going to hug my children, look around at my old house and my beat up car, think of my family and friends and be happy with my life.