I Don’t Wanna…

Today’s daily prompt: The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).

Waking up this morning, after too little sleep and a rotten mood, I come down to find the daily prompt above waiting for me.


I try to be a Positive Polly most of the time. Practicing gratitude is important. But really, today?  It is 9-11 and everywhere there are solemn reminders of that terrible Tuesday morning. Like everyone else, I can remember getting ready for work, turning on the news with my mother-in-law, and not being able to tear our eyes from the screen as the tears fell. We all remember exactly where we were.

Flash forward 12 years and I am racing around trying to get emails sent, breakfast made, one minion off to school, the other one will go this afternoon – which means a big chunk of the day spent in the car. Then tonight we are to attend a formal work event. It’s just busy. We are getting into our new fall routine, Eric is umpiring like crazy, and it’s busy. I’m not feeling very thankful. I’m feeling like a sullen 10-year-old who doesn’t want to do what I’m told. I mistakenly thought that adulthood meant I could do what I want, when I want. (Yes, you may laugh.)

Here’s what I know:

I get to be a stay at home mom by choice, a luxury that many people would like, but do not necessarily have the option.

I have basics like food in the cupboard, clothes in the closet and mechanically sound vehicles that have gas in the tanks. Materially speaking – we don’t want for much.

I have the time to write silly things, important to me things, and fitness things. I get to be creative.

My children are thriving and healthy. They get to attend preschool.

I have friends who let me vent about my first world problems.

Tonight, my kids will get to spend some one on one time with their grandparents.

I will most likely enjoy tonight very much.

When I really don’t wanna, that’s the moment I need to say ‘thank you’ the most.

I am thankful.

I am thankful.

I am thankful.




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