Memorial Day

Hello

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day with your loved ones.

I have a confession. I woke up this morning in a not so great mood. I felt depressed and really didn’t want to get out of bed. There were a number of reasons but part of it had to do with not having money this weekend to do anything. My kids are getting older and there’s been some extra expenses recently so money has been sort of tight lately and this weekend we were limited to staying home and not doing or buying anything. Not like we go out a lot and shop anyway. In fact we really don’t, but knowing there was nothing there to spend was a little depressing. Although a situation like this can bring a person down, I realized there is much to be thankful for. Then, I started to think about what today is really about. Remembering all the lives lost of those defending our country. And then I thought about all the families who lost a loved one and thought I’m sure they would do anything to have that person in their lives again and here I am being depressed about my situation when in reality I have everything I need right in front of me.  I began to be grateful for my family, our home, our health and the life God has given me.

So what did I do today? I got out of bed and decided to give my kitchen a deep cleaning which is always a good idea because it doesn’t cost a penny and you end up with a nice clean space. I spent a couple hours getting into all the nooks and crannies of the tile, my husband even helped with scrubbing the sink. Now, my kitchen counters are sparkling. I told him I want it to stay that way so no cooking this week. Yeah right, I cook everyday which is the reason I need to clean so much but that’s okay, it’s healthier for my family.

Next, it was time to workout because a day off from work is always an excuse for a longer workout. And I knew it would help me mentally. I did squats, deadlifts, reverse lunges, step ups, ball bridges and finished it off with jumping lunges. My butt and legs will thank me later 🙂

We spent the afternoon with my in laws for some BBQ.  I stuck to salad and vegetables since I don’t eat meat.

I’m not one to bare my soul to the world but I felt like letting that out. Thanks for listening. As I much as I want to keep my blog healthy and happy inspiration, I also want to keep it real and let everyone know I’m far from perfect and have struggles. I’m sure we call all relate to that at some point. I’m slightly embarrassed I wrote all this but at the same time feel relieved. Someone recently told me “you can never go wrong, when you speak from the heart” It’s so true.

When it comes down to it, there’s much to be grateful for, even when you think your life is hard.

I’m thankful for all the men and women who have served our country including my own husband 🙂

So how did you spend your Memorial Day?

Thanks for reading my rant 🙂 I’ll be back soon with a yummy recipe.

Marlene

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