8.19.2009

Windows Wide Open



I'm going to tell you something about myself. It takes a lot to get me down. It doesn't take much to piss me off, but it takes a lot to really get me down. I can usually laugh things off, or put things in perspective. But sometimes, when life is really smacking me around, I can only keep getting up so many times, before I just lie there and curl up in the fetal position.

And that's pretty much where I was at last Thursday. It had been a rough month, and Thursday was really just the tip of the iceberg. The last straw, if you will.

But...I somehow managed to keep myself focused. To fight off the darkness. And keep myself out of the fetal position. Instead, I focused on the positive things, and the things that I am thankful for.

And I like to think that maybe that's why things have totally, completely turned around since then.

We got some wonderful news on Friday. You see, my husband lost his job in July. But he will be starting a better job, with excellent benefits and potential for advancement, on August 31st. And, his unemployment compensation finally started coming in on Friday. Just in time for back-to-school shopping!

We got some things fixed in our broken house on Friday. And although unfortunately it looks like we got a bad deal on this house, we have the ability to get out of the contract, and some great leads on even better houses.

We had a great weekend. Relaxing, and spending time together. And I even had a rare visit from my very best friend in the whole world, Danielle. She happened to be nearby and came to visit. I was so thrilled to see her!
When these problems initially started, Danielle said to me, "When God closes a door, He opens a window. In the end, you're going to be better off and so glad that all of this happened." And you know what? I'm already seeing how correct she is.

And most importantly of all, my family is healthy, happy, and together. For that, I am most thankful.




20 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Your absolutely right...

your family has their health. This is priceless. Congratulations on your recent successes!!!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I don't think it's accidental for things to turn around when we stop taking things for granted and stop focussing on the bad stuff.

Tara R. said...

That is fabulous news! Could not have come at a better time. {{hugs}}

Cid said...

The right attitude is key when bad things happen to good people. So glad to hear the good people have prevailed.

Tammie said...

keep hanging in there and im glad things are looking up for you.

i think we've had similar summers. our financial stuff, along with all the other problems that go with life, just really got the best of me within the last few months. there was a moment a couple weekends ago where i just didnt think i could take it anymore, i was in a really dark place. but i thought about my hubby and my kids and fortunately i wasnt in that dark space for to long.

im so glad things have become more manageable for you. keep hangin on!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I know how ya feel. Things are tough around here at the moment. But God will open a window and when he does the fresh air will be welcome.

Hang in there, and know that I'm hanging on beside you.

I can think of nothing more to be thankful for than the health and togetherness of family.
Together you will see it through, no matter what "it" is.

Kel said...

I'm sorry life has been tough lately, but your friend sounds very wise. God always has a way of putting things right in the end...I'm glad things are looking up for the better! :)
~K

Multiple personalities.. said...

It can be easy to forget that God has a great plan and He will never abandon you, especially when times are tough. Thanks for sharing this, it's a great reminder for me. And thanks for stopping by my blog! :-)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You go girl!!! Good for you for keeping it together. I had a moment... I guess it was Monday... lost it a bit. But I think I have it back.

Big hugs to you!!!

LceeL said...

I am so glad that things have turned around - and the sign is right - there is ALWAYS SOMETHING to be thankful for.

Real World Mom said...

I'm so glad that things have begun to turn around for you! Sounds like you've got lots to look forward to! :-)

Tiaras said...

I'm GLAD things are looking up!!!

Heather said...

I am SO HAPPY for you guys! I know this is going to help so much! And that is one of my favorite phrases!

xo

Unknown Mami said...

Your outlook has a lot to do with how things turn out. I'm glad things are turning around. Congratulations on your Hubby's new job!

Karen in Texas said...

I'm so glad ya'll made it through this last month Cyndy. You are an inspiration for sure.

MoziEsmé said...

Congrats on your hubby's job! And glad things are starting to look up! :)

Michelle (hometc) said...

"Instead, I focused on the positive things, and the things that I am thankful for."
Your thoughts are very powerful. All of our creations start out as thoughts. By staying positive and finding things you appreciate, you attract more positive things to be thankful for into your experience. :)

anymommy said...

That's wonderful! Congrats on his new job. I hope the upward trend continues.

Mrs4444 said...

So, so glad for you!!!

Huckdoll said...

"Good things fall apart so that better things can fall together"

That is all.

:)