Perfect in my Mind

Perfect in my Mind

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Down in the Dumps. Not literally. That's disgusting.

I'm in a bad mood right now.

Like, the kind when everything bugs you, for no apparent reason.

When you don't like anyone, because you don't like yourself.

I hate it.

So, what I'm going to do is list things to be thankful for.

My husband.  Mista T. is the sweetest, most patient man I've ever known.  Yeah, we argue like anyone else does . . . but none of them last too long.  He's too mature to fight with me.  He just says, "Sorry, babe."  Even if it was all my fault.  Lucky me.

My family.  I'm convinced I have the best one out there.  My mom lets me cry to her when I'm sad, or vent to her when I'm upset.  My dad always has my back if there's something wrong.  My siblings are hilarious.  And my in-laws treat me like I'm their own.  Lucky me.  

The gospel.  I know that my Heavenly Father loves me.  He knows me.  There are angles watching over me, and a prophet who counsels and guides me.  Lucky me.

Our apartment.  It's teeny tiny, and sometimes has ants--but it is ours. It is (mostly) decorated how we want it.  It is peaceful.  It is our favorite place to be.  Lucky me.

My friends.  I am a bad friend, lately.  I don't call or text as much as I should.  But, I know that my friends will always be there for me if I need them.  And, hopefully, they know that I'll be there for them, too.  Lucky me.

My internship.  I love the feeling of being needed.  These oldies need me.  They love me, even if they don't remember who I am.  I can feel their love.

Disney movies.  My parent's let Mista T. and I borrow their VCR and classic Disney movies this weekend.  I never thought I'd watch a tape again . . . but Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King have all left my heart tingling and my face brightened.  Lucky me.

The little keyboard Mista T. is plunking on.  My little brother let us borrow his electric keyboard . . . and Mista T. has loved learning songs by ear.  I love how happy this gift makes him.  I love seeing my husband's smile.  Lucky me.

Air conditioning.  It has been getting kinda toasty around these parts.  I am so thankful to be able to flip a switch and have the room be cooler.  Lucky me.

Mista T.'s job(s).  When we were first married, Mista T. was working 60+ hours each week.  We hardly saw each other between his work and my school.  Now he's down to a regular schedule, and we can even spend the weekends together.  Lucky me.

That was magic. I was scowling before, and now I'm smiling.  Not joking.  

Here's to a happier day!

13 comments:

Nathan and Kristen said...

Ok I know I have been a commenting freak lately!! haha But I just had to tell you I am having one of those exact days! Like seriously!! Everything is bugging me! I feel down. I love making lists like that when I get to feeling that way. Yours is a good one!

Chelsea said...

I love your comments, Kristen! You are so sweet.

Yikes, there must be something in the air, huh? Maybe we need to hang out, in real life, and rectify the situation. Ha ha. If you have any time this week, lemme know! I would love to see your pretty little face.

Stevie Leigh said...

Such a sweet post. Hope your day got better!

So glad I stumbled across your blog!

- S from Following the Walkers

Renee B. said...

This was a great post! You truly are blessed. Sometimes I have those days too...and then I count through all that I have to be lucky for and the little irritations seem to just not be so important anymore. Hope you have a wonderful week lovely! :) :)

Renee B. said...

This was a great post! You truly are blessed. Sometimes I have those days too...and then I count through all that I have to be lucky for and the little irritations seem to just not be so important anymore. Hope you have a wonderful week lovely! :) :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

aww, i hope you are in better spirits soon. bad moods are never fun. i simply adore watching classic disney movies though! they always are a quick pick-me-up! thanks for the blog lovin'!
Xo

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Papa said...

Chelsea, we too are so grateful to have a daughter-in-law as good and sweet as you! Counting our blessings is the perfect way to bring us out of the doldrums and into the light of gratitude and productivity again. We are so looking forward to having you and James come see us and see our new family photos up on our walls. Whenever I see them now, I think of what a lucky man I am and what a beautiful family I have been given.

MicheleBryant said...

I love this Chelsea. . .Lucky me, I get to be your mom! I often think of a favorite hymn and remind myself the title isn't, "Count Your Crises," it's "Count Your Blessings!" Love you!~

Sara Shoemaker said...

Aww this is such a sweet post. it's such a good idea too, when you have a bad day to list everything you're grateful for :) good for you Chelsea! I need to learn a lesson or 2 from you.

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Bri said...

such a sweet post! i feel the same way some days and noting what i'm grateful for usual helps a bunch :)

Dana Richards said...

Mulan is my favorite! I definitely still bust out the VCR to watch it like once a month haha

Kaycie said...

My husband always apologizes, too. He's sometimes too sweet to me. We got lucky!

Koltunovskaya said...

Like the wedding pictures!