G = Grateful
Grateful for what I do have vs. what I don't. Sure. . .I don't have a lovingly devoted hunky husband that comes home to me every night and helps me cook dinner while helping our insanely gorgeous children do their homework, I don't have insanely gorgeous children ("children" = plural, I only have one insanely gorgeous child), I don't have a huge house with fine furniture and expensive cars in the driveway, I don't have the pleasure of taking luxurious vacations in exotic locales, I don't have a never ending flow of money,. . .I don't have a lot of things. And the fact that I don't have these things isn't specifically because I'm single or a single mom. It's just a fact of life. But, I do have a lot of really great things in my life. It's for those things that I'm grateful. I have my moments where I get down on myself (we all do, don't we?) and labour over the things that I don't have But, for the most part, I make a choice to be grateful for what I do have. I'm much happier when I focus on those things instead of what I feel that I'm lacking in my life. After all, I could one day find that lovingly devoted hunky husband to make those insanely gorgeous other children with, but he could be dirt poor and then I still wouldn't have the other stuff that I don't currently have. So, what's the point?