Tuesday, November 10, 2009

'I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.'

I was listening to the radio on Friday when the song
'Life's been good to me so far'
by Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh came on.

Yeah, I was listening to old rock. It's a vice.

It's not one of my favorites, but I know it well enough
to sing along. This time though one line struck me.

Hard.

'I can't complain but sometimes I still do.'

Yep. That's me. Nice to meetcha.

I've been reading a few blogs lately, a new one in particular,
where the financial situation of the families blogged
about has brought my own life into sharp perspective.

'I can't complain but sometimes I still do.'

Even though I'm thankful Paul has a good, full-time job,
and is even in the process of a promotion,
I complain that he has to work overtime.

Even though I'm thankful we live in a beautiful, 3br, 2ba home,
I complain that there's never enough room.

Even though we drive a really nice van that's big enough
for our family (now and with room for expansion ;)
I complain that it's not the kind I wanted.

Even though I'm thankful Paul gets paid every week,
I complain because we usually live paycheck to paycheck.
(If we could stop being stupid with money this
wouldn't be an issue.)

Even though we have groceries and a beautiful home,
and nice clothes to wear,
I complain about having to cook, clean, and do laundry.

'I can't complain but sometimes I still do.'

But from now on I'm going to try to stop complaining
and start praising God for His faithfulness instead.
Maybe then I can appreciate what we DO have.

TTFN,

14 comments:

{Kimber} said...

this is a great post Jenn! really puts things in perspective of how blessed we are!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great post to remind us to be thankful for all that we have! Though I think it would take a miracle to stop me from complaining about laundry:)

Catherine Anne said...

Love it here! So nice to meet you!

He & Me + 3 said...

That has been the cry of my heart lately to be content with what i have...because I can't complain...but sometimes I still do. I hear ya.

Foursons said...

Great perspective on life. We have it rough right now, but I know that others have it so much worse. So I complain and then try to get a grasp on reality and realize we could be REALLY down and out.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Thank you for reminding us about everything we have to be thankful for!

I can't complain either but I have my moments!

~ Nan

christy rose said...

OUCH!!!! :)

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