FarmHer: Changing Your Perspective
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Changing Your Perspective -- Lifting Up Others
I woke up about 6am worrying about everything I needed to do. I had a sick little girl at home and needed to get her to the doctor as she's been fighting a fever for a few days. I had a little boy that wouldn't stop asking who's picking him up at school that day because every day is a little different than the one before. I had a sock-stealing puppy trying to get my attention. I was out of coffee and milk. I had a conference call at 9 and about a gazillion emails piled up, not to mention the ever-growing to-do list. We ran to the walk-in clinic. We barely made it to get my little boy at school, then stopped at the store for coffee and milk. Then I dropped them both at grandma's for the rest of the day because I was headed to the airport to get on a plane to Michigan.
As I sat and felt overwhelmed I was reminded of my blessings and decide to turn my thoughts around...
I HAVE RESOURCES to take my little girl to the doctor and get her the medicine she needs.
I HAVE ACCESS to a great school for my little boy.
I HAVE JOY with a puppy that makes us all smile a little more.
I HAVE FOOD to eat for breakfast.
I HAVE TECHNOLOGY in my phone and computer.
I HAVE TRANSPORTATION to get me where I need to go.
I GET TO TRAVEL around the country making new friends and having new adventures.
I OWN a small business.
I GET TO SHINE A LIGHT ON AMAZING WOMEN!