I’ve been having a tough time, lately, trying to think of things I’m thankful for. Everything seems to be a struggle, to be too hard. Again. And I hate when I am in this frame of mind. The weather doesn’t help. There’s been nothing “golden” about the Gold Coast for weeks. Last Saturday the sun was shining for the first time in ages, and I can’t believe I didn’t take more pictures of it. I got outside and ran my first Parkrun at Kirra beach. It was great to be outdoors, sun shining, working up a sweat.
But the weather definitely is playing havoc with my moods. I don’t mind SOME rain. I know we need it (well, we did, we don’t any more!) and that everything certainly looks nicer after the rain – the grass is greener, the sky seems bluer. But there comes a point when enough is enough! I will never take the sunshine for granted again! In saying all that, I’m sick of being a misery guts and sick of letting the weather get the best of me. So here’s a few things I am for.
I’m thankful I was made permanent at my job, because when I was casual, this kind of rain would have meant cancelled shifts which would have meant no income.
I’m thankful Nick is at school and they have to deal with the cabin fever, not me! I’m also thankful Nick is at school because the kindy he was at, that we loved so much and almost left him in for another 12 months, has fallen to pieces (long, terrible story, for another time).
I’m thankful we have friends coming to visit from the US at the end of March and that my husband has a week off to enjoy time with them. I hope all this rain has well and truly pissed off by the time they get here! I don’t want them to go home wondering why on earth we would have moved to a place it rains all the time!
What are you thankful for this week?
Linking up with Leigh from Six By The Bay for Thankful Thursday