Doing: looking through blogs because I’m so behind
Listening: “Hold Me Together” by Loud Harp
Reading: Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
This is a semi-part 2 to the last outfit post I made.
The cold doesn’t really bother me much, but it really has felt cold. It is okay though. I was talking to a worker at the supermarket the other day and he brought up the weather, as most people in conversations do when you don’t really know what else to say. I said, “It is cold, but I take what God gives me.” He looked surprised and said, “I’m so glad you said that! I spend my breaks sitting on the bench outside and watch the people who go out of here. Most of the time they complain about the weather saying, ‘Oh no, rain!’ or ‘It is too hot!’ or ‘I’m freezing here!’ when all they are doing is walking to their car and never seem happy.” He said he lived in Canada for a while and that people here in New Jersey who complain about the cold would go crazy there, yet no one complains there about it, because they are used to it.
Are we truly content? I tend to be pretty laid back and content. I have driven my husband crazy sometimes by saying, “We don’t need that. I don’t want it here. We don’t need it. You’ll have to deal with life without it.” He spoils me though when I want something, so I try to be more lenient on him lately (I really am a good wife, I promise, it is one of the few & most important things I am good at). He doesn’t really complain either. It is nice. I have a hard time teaching our children to be thankful for what they already have (it frustrates me so much). They have loads of LEGOs and always want more. I get mad because it seems like our parents buys the boys something every single time they see them. They expect things, and I don’t like that and don’t want them growing up unsatisfied and always wanting more. When is the last time you wanted less or are cool with what you have? It is not easy at all in the culture we have, and even in the blogging world, which sometimes I thinks just adds to this problem. :: sigh ::