Yanno that post I made yesterday? With all the whining, self-loathing and frustration? Yeah. I got slapped back into my place.
I watched Idol Gives Back tonight... (SHUT! UP! Jason Castro makes me wanna weep... among other things *Cough*) and I realized I have no call, no RIGHT to complain about my life.
I have people who love me. I have people who want to and do help me. I have resources. I have a roof over my head. I have clean drinking water. I don't need mosquito netting to prevent malaria. I don't have HIV OR AIDS. I'm not an orphan. I have a great, goofy, loving child.
The rest of it truly doesn't matter in the overall scheme of things. So, SO sorry I was such a schmuck.
I have challenges. I have issues. I have problems... but I'll muddle through them. I always do. I always will.
Raising a child mostly alone sucks... but there is so much worse going on out there in the big bad world... ::Shudder::
Call your parents. Hug and kiss your kids. Realize how lucky you are. My new mantras.