Friday, May 28, 2010

Attitude Adjustment

I was pouting all day yesterday, scuffing the toes of my shoes, muttering to myself about the damn rain and wondering if it would ever stop.  Then I was struck with a revelation.  What did I really have to complain about?  I am in a warm house, with plenty of food for me and feed for the animals.  While damp, the animals all have shelter.  I don't have acres of crops to worry about.  The critters and I are healthy.  I've seen documentaries on the drought years in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the women shoveling dust out of their that's worthy of whining.  So I get a little wet going out to tend the goats and chickens; I've got dry clothes to put on afterward.  Putting it all in perspective, it wasn't hard to adjust my attitude.  Growing like gangbusters, my yards will stay a green a lot longer this year.  I don't have to water the plants on the deck.  And guess what...the skies are clear and the sun is shining this morning!  That's the best cure for cabin fever.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Perspectives and attitude adjustments and gratitude...that's what it's all about! I applaud you...and yes, I'd be right there whining too - until I remembered to look around and be grateful! Thanks for reminding me to do that all the time.