I have been so cranky this week. I can’t sleep more than 4-5 hours a night. I am irritable. I am having hot flashes. I am in a panic about preparing Thanksgiving Dinner. I was worried I wouldn’t get the turkey done on time. I was worried I wouldn’t have time to clean up the house. I was worried I would forget to buy something crucial to the meal like sweet potatoes or rolls. I am a nervous wreck.
I was complaining about all this to my husband last night (Thanksgiving Eve) and he had a different view. He said that one of his friends had just lost his 3 year old son to brain cancer. “What do you think their Thanksgiving is going to be like, two days after losing their child?” he asked me. That really made me stop and think. How sad! That poor family!
Needless to say, I got up this morning, after 4 hours of sleep and started our turkey. This time when I started to panic because the turkey was still a little frozen, I cut it short. I told my husband I was going to be pleasant and optimistic today. The turkey will have plenty of time to cook or we will eat it a little later!
I am so blessed. I have a healthy, happy family to spend the holidays with. I have a warm and comfortable home. I have plenty of good food to eat. No more complaining!
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have – Woody Allen.
May God Bless You All! Happy Thanksgiving!