It should not be so hard this early in my 18 day challenge (it is only Day 3) to come up with three things I am grateful for. And it is not. But it is hard to come up with three clever things I am grateful for. So today I am grateful for:
1. John, my husband of 30 years
2. Adam my eldest son, who is 26
3. Tyler, my youngest, who is 21
It is not hard to be grateful for these guys except that they all drive me just a little bit crazy—each in their own unique way. But I love them even when they drive me crazy. I think this is called unconditional love.
It is easy to love people when they are being kind and thoughtful and loving. It is a little bit harder when they are not being kind and thoughtful and loving. I am grateful for these three when they are being wonderful, and even when they are not. They have taught me what a family is all about—and for that I am truly grateful. I cannot imagine my life without them—even if they cannot find things that are directly in front of them (or a little bit off to the left: read on).
There is a commercial on TV that some people have panned, calling the kids incredibly stupid because they call their mother on the phone and say that they are starving and cannot find anything to eat. The mother responds that yes they can find something— and tells them to just turn their heads to the left and they will find these little frozen pizza packets that will make their lives complete for the moment.
Somehow Mom knew that they had their heads in the freezer, and that they could not find the snack without her help. Some people think this commercial is unrealistic. I am here to tell you that it is not. It is as real as real can be. None of the three people mentioned above (whom I truly am eternally grateful for) can find anything in my house (except of course my hidden cupcakes—but that is another story).
If I want to confuse the men in my family, I merely have to hang their clothes in their closets. When I do that, it is as if their clothes are gone forever. Seriously, I am not kidding. I could go on and on, and give example after example, but they are keepers for far more reasons than they are irritating. And for that, I am most grateful.