Saturday, January 8, 2011

The “it could be worse” attitude

I don’t normally blog on Saturdays. Usually, it only happens if it is a special occasion or if I’ve got something that I really need to say.

Today, it happens to be the latter.

I was sitting around doing nothing this morning (and well, I kind of still am since I’m on my bed with the laptop on my lap) and I got to thinking:

my attitude has GOT to change.

I have been suffering with a bad case of the “it could be worse” attitude lately.

When I look at the dog hair covering my floors and random piles of junk sitting everywhere, I think, well it could be worse.

When I consider my eating habits, I think, well, it could be worse.

When I think about my level of physical activity, I think, well, it could be worse (although not much worse).

When I think about my spending habits, I think, well, it could be worse.

When I think about our marriage, I think, well, it could be worse.

When I think about my spiritual life, I think, well, it could be worse.

When I think about all of these things, I catch myself thinking that it could be worse.

And yea, it could be worse.

But guess what?

It could also be better. So much better.

I don’t like to make resolutions. Because, to me, resolutions are lame.

Yet there is something about a brand new year – a fresh start – that makes me think it’s time to make improvements.

And while I’m not talking about becoming a perfectionistic (made up word alert) wonder woman who is never satisfied with her life because is it not absolutely perfect, I am talking about striving to the best person I can be, striving to make the best decisions possible, striving to do my best with the skills and resources I’ve been blessed with.

So, here’s to starting 2011 off right and switching from an “it could be worse” attitude to an “it should be better attitude”.


Jackie said...

What a good reminder to be the best you can be. :)

Tecia said...

I know exactly how you feel :)

Erin said...

I am right there with you girl.. things could be much worse but let me tell you things in my life would be SO MUCH BETTER. Thank you for this reminder.. Just this weekend I have been making changes.. doing things around my house I usually just let go.. I hope you can make those changes and make things better :)

Country Dreaming said...

Welcome to LIFE as we ALL know it.
As you said is a previous post--having a baby changes you. Now I'm not blaming Eva but things do change and the importance of them move to different spaces in our brains.
Things will change for the better, you are doing great--don't be too rough on yourself.


Samantha said...

I feel like my comment should say something like "Here here old chap!" So I guess it will. :)

Taryn said...

I know that feeling- it is hard to find balance between perfection and going easy on yourself. But you are one awesome girl- you can do it. = )