Friday, May 6, 2011

A Whoa Moment!!

I was having sort of a bad day today. Nothing in particular just everything in general. You know the kind of day where you feel at sorts about just about everything. You try to get going on a project and you are convinced nothing will make a difference in the way that you are feeling.

I started thinking about all of the changes I wanted to do to my house, only to get discouraged because I know that at this time it is not possible.

Truly just spiraling with thoughts in my brain. Not feeling like myself at all. As the day continued I had a wonderful conversation with two amazing friends and found out they were feeling somewhat the same way.
The three words that came to mind were, Confused, Anxious, Self-doubt!!!

I  took a break to look around blog land hoping to get my mind on something else or at least find something inspiring. Little did I know what was waiting for me. It was as if God had written what you are about to see just for me at that very moment………..

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Whoa!!!!! I immediately thought, did I thank God for my family, my health, my home?? It was an amazing process at how my brain literally felt like it was jolted into reverse!!!

After that, I stopped and started to realize, it all boiled down to what was important to me. My loved ones, my health, my home. The basics.
Don’t we all have so much more than just the basics?

 I for one felt ashamed and thankful at the same time.
Ashamed for how I had been thinking and thankful that this very message came to me at such a perfect time.

 It is not a message I will soon forget. I am realistic and I do realize with the busyness of life I will become overwhelmed from time to time, but I think I will always visualize this bright purple rectangle with those words in bold print.


above image via Four If By Sea


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this post. Greetings from Brazil

Sherri Cassara said...

It's so easy to just look at the things that aren't right, that we don't have, that we don't like. Instead of looking at the things that are. Have you read the book, One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp? If you haven't, check it out! It is all about being thankful. I think you will really love it! ;)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kathysue!

Karena said...

Kathysue, this is so poignant today. I have been a little blue and feeling like my health may not improve. Then I read a book Lil Bee and started to think of all of the people so much worse off...

Realizing I need to take more into my own hands, healthier food, improving and strengthening the parts of my body I can. Giving what I can to others through my site.

Thank you!

Art by Karena

Sarah said...

Kathysue, I've been feeling frustrated with all that I want to do, too. Then I stop and think about all the folks in the south who lost every worldly possession they owned. Like your sign above, I quickly put things into perspective. We all need to appreciate what has been given to us each day. I've so many blessings in my life. Thanks for sharing this! ~ Sarah

Julienne said...

Read it... memorize it...and say it to yourself every day. One day you will wake up and those things won't be there so thank God for everything you have today. sorry, maybe I shouldn't be back here yet!

The enchanted home said...

I love that. We all need gentle reminders to sometimes put things in perspective. I too, have had a beyond stressful week. So glad its over, I pushed myself to the brink and it was too much. I by yesterday, just had had enough....I thnakfully recognized it and bowed out of any commitments and took some time to just relax and "decompress" a gave me time to clear my head and take a deep breath. It also gave me a chance to think about all the good and positive things happening and to count my blessings...there is SO much devastation going on all around us, sadly you don't have to look far. I feel blessed, I have learned to live for the moment for the day, and to enjoy and embrace that very minute (as opposed to how I used to be whenever things were going well, I would be the one to concentrate on how they would be bad the next day....or how I just knew it couldn't last,etc.....) I love the saying makes you realize how precious the blessings that we have are.
Thank you for that. Happy Mothers day!!

Suze Yalof Schwartz said...

Happy you got lifted back up ! You are amazing!! XOXO Suze

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Wow, those are words to stop you in your tracks! Wednesday was my day to be completely out of sorts, I was thinking, wow, something is going on, wonder if anyone else is feeling this, a day where there are nothing but roadblocks. I was really getting down and then as the kids were getting ready to come home I took a step back and decided that everything was okay, I just needed to adjust my attitude. Things got much better after that.

We do have so much to be thankful for, its important to think about that each day!

Happy Mother's Day!! Janell

Tote said...

Kathysue, Your sign certainly puts things into perspective. I may just repost it on FB for my kids to see. I know how you feel, it's just some days we need a wake up call!
Have a great Mothers day with your family!


Linda Hartong said...

Sometimes I have a thank you day like this. I allow my self to only find the positive= and boy is there lots of it.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Sometimes it is very hard to stay positive but this certainly gives one something to think about. Have a great Mother's Day.

vignette design said...

This certainly put it all in perspective, didn't it? I also found a quote that seemed like it was there for me on purpose: "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit". ~Albert Schweitzer

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, I think we all have those days. So many things we would like to do and so little time and money to do them. It's hard to stop, look around and be grateful for all that we have. Great message and super post. Love you and hope you have a very special Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Ohhh Kathysue....How you know what I am thinking.
Great post.
Have a pretty day!

SHERRY HART said... appropriate for Mothers day.....I hope everyone is thankful for their Mom whether living or not....They give us life and teach us. Both of my parents are gone but I thank God everyday for the wonderful like they gave me. I know that I have so much to be thankful for.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Great message, Kathysue. Like you, if felt a bit like a godly hand coming across my cheek! It's also a reminder to really ask for what want and need on a daily basis. You just might get it, and then you'll have even more to be thankful for!
Have a great mother's day, KS !

Kellie Collis said...

Oh wow! Interesting question. I hope he does not do that. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

Anonymous said...

Whoa...that message makes you kind of stop in your tracks, huh?
Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, Kathysue! xo said...

I love reading your blog, Kathysue (although I haven't been doing it much lately, overwhelmed with things, like you!), because you've always something great to share. And this purple sign is just what the doctor ordered! It get's right to the bottom line and I love it! I hope you had an amazing day today. And what a sweet post about your mom. She's lucky, too :)

Designs By Pinky said...

WONDERFUL words to live by and remember! Thanks for this! It is a great reminder. XO, Pinky