My family is the poster family for life can really sick. However, I really do try to remain positive as much as I possibly can. You won’t find me trying to spin reality I to a positive light because I think that it’s vital that we face the reality of a situation.
Having said that, even on the worst of days, it can be possible to find something to be grateful for.
Sometimes, for me, I grateful to have physically survived the day. Other times I’m grateful that only one of my kids is in the hospital. On some days, I’m grateful that we didn’t receive any mail because that means a day without new bills piling up.
The above may seem silly but I have to say, in light of the rest of the day, these are generally positive things.
Look, I’m not one to ever sugar coat things. If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you probably already know that. I prefer to deal with the facts, be it good, be it bad or be it somewhere I the middle.
I just think that pretending things are better than what they actually are can sometimes lead to more problems. That doesn’t mean that I won’t celebrate every goddamm victory we can squeeze out.
With that in mind, I want to share what I’m most grateful for today.
As many of you know and might even be able to relate to, the Lost and Tired family has fallen on hard times. It seems to be one thing after another. While we have managed to get caught up on most of our critical bills and pull ourselves out of foreclosure, one remains a thorn in my side.
That thorn is Dominion East Ohio Gas. We have fallen significantly behind with them and that’s my fault and my responsibility. However, they aren’t exactly super helpful either.
Help is available once we get caught up but the amount they want is simply not possible. While it’s under $1, 000, it’s just not something we can absorb right now. Technically, we were supposed to be disconnected on February 26th.
Why am I grateful? Simple. They haven’t come out to shut us off. Sometimes, that’s all there is to be grateful for. For my family, this is a hugely positive thing and one that I’m grateful for every single time the furnace kicks on and warms our house.
The bottom line is that I’m grateful that we still have heat and the ability to use our stove. Everyday that goes by and we still have gas, means that I have one more day to try and address the problem.
That’s what I’m grateful for right now.
What are you grateful for?
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