Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Anyway Thursday

Azure put on a puppet show for us.

Two of the characters, the cat and the skunk.

And here is the puppet master herself!

Azure has always loved puppets, someone gave her one as a gift when she was a baby, and it was love at first sight. She has always had a very vivid imagination, which she loves to express with her puppets.

These were pics I took earlier in the week, as I was downloading them to the computer I paused and found myself looking at these for quite some time.
Things have been quite tough for our family for quite sometime, not something I really think about very often. As I sat there staring at these pictures I could not help but be thankful. I am thankful that I do have such a wonderful family. Each day I watch my children at play and it is almost as if I can see them growing up right in front of my eyes. They are turning into amazing human beings, I always knew they would be. Through all of life's ups and downs I can always look at them and know why we do the things that we do, even when it seems like it would be easier to just give up, I just look at these beautiful faces and I know that they are the reason I am here.
I must admit that it would be great if things were better financially, but we can only work with what we have now, no need to stress about it, Stress does not make any situation better, only worse. I just breathe.

When my husband is stressed because he feels that he is not doing enough, when he thinks he should be doing more in order to fill his obligation as the "provider", I just breathe, and remind him to do the same.

When my children are feeling frustrated at something that is going on, I just breathe, and remind them to do the same.

There is always something to be thankful for, it is usually right in front of you.

Just breathe, the hard times will pass. Focus on the positive.

Thankful Anyway Thursday


  1. Well said! We have the same going on here, but I try not to dwell on it and just be thankful for the things we have!

  2. It can be hard at times, but there is really nothing you can do, so just breathe, and know that there is something to be learned.

  3. We love puppets too! My daughter recently fingerknitted some thick wool and sewed them onto a sock as it's dreadlocked hair, and it joined our puppet family. They are so much fun!

    The last two lines of your post say beautifully a lesson I often need to be reminded of - thankyou!

  4. It has become my mantra, through these rough times.