Wednesday, April 9, 2008

GobSmacked...

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.

2 comments:

lauren said...

Hey Hunny ~
I know things can be so much worse and we all should be thankful for what we have. BUT sometimes we do need to get that frustration out. You were not wrong to post how you were feeling. Sunday I spent 2 hours crying to Michael about stuff I was bummed about. You know what, I felt way better after.

Sometimes it just needs to get out, then you move on :)

Hugs :)

Mommy's Nintendo said...

What's the point of having a blog if you can't use it to help yourself? Sure, we're lucky to be in the places we are, but that doesn't mean it's always easy. I don't think you need to apologize for venting. Better out than in, right?