I really am a silver linings kind of gal.
I have a bit of sunscreen in my eye right now. My first thought? "At least it's warm enough to be WEARING sunscreen! So glad I got to be outside today!"
And a few days ago when it wasn't sunny and I started to complain about rain on Memorial Day, I realized that with cooler weather, our electric bill was going to be really low. We have yet to turn on the A/C this year.
We are sheet rocking the basement today and I will be losing the computer in the process. That just means that I will accomplish a lot more without the internet to distract me.
The other day my SIL/BFF sent me a text: "My son licked the car window, then drew eyes on it. But it doesn't look like eyes, if you know what I mean! I'm driving around with boobs on my window!"
My response: "Well, at least he didn't add a nose and make it man parts!"
I can see silver linings almost anywhere. Sink full of dishes? At least we ate food yesterday. Living cramped with extra furniture? At least it didn't flood in here, too. Pimples signaling that time of the month? I'm grateful to still be able to have babies. Have to spend hours each Saturday mowing, pulling weeds, trimming trees? We've got a great yard that the kids can play in and I'm thankful for it.
I'm not entirely sure where this undying optimism came from. I know it's a little unusual. Sometimes I worry that people feel like I'm minimizing their problems.
--I don't have time to artfully wrap up this post, as my husband's friend is here to help with the sheetrock. But I going to post it anyway so that I have something other than memes up for the next while. Ciao.