Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Be Thankful

I know I have been slightly MIA from my blog home, but it seems to happen when I get into one of my funks.  I just can't come up with anything that seems like its worthy to write about.  I'll think about it and I come up with a whole lot of nothing.  Until today that is.

I learned something.  People in this country are pathetic.  Seriously all people do is whine and complain about every little single thing.  If one thing doesn't go their way they are bitching about it.  I don't know how many times I look at my news feed each day to see complaint after complaint after complaint.

I bet you can't guess which one bothers me the most?  People bitching about their husbands not coming home on time.  Here's an idea folks- BE HAPPY HE'S COMING HOME!  You know why? Because 5,494 haven't come home.  And it's never, "Sucks Tommy (random name) has no idea when he's getting back, I'm just so thankful to have him coming home."  Oh, no.  It's the "oh my god Marine Corps I effing hate you I just want my husband back right now."  Well, take it from someone who knows- getting them back late beats getting them back in a freakin box.

Remember how everyone used to talk about how they couldn't stand how their civilian friends bitching about their boyfriends being gone for a weekend?  Well.  That's kinda how I feel about deployments now.  I know some people are probably thinking "Oh my god, bitch!"  Right about now.  But think about it.  Look at it from my point of view and then think about what you have.  

Then there are the people who will go on and on and on about something, but they won't do anything about it.  Pick one.  Complain and fix it or don't say anything.  I know I complain too, but I try not too.  And in light of lent that's what I'm going to give up.  Complaining. 

I know things in my life aren't exactly peaches and cream right now.  However, there is someone somewhere in this world that is worse off than me.  I have a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes on my body, a family, friends, I'm going to college.  Those are things that a lot of people in this world have zero access to. 

Americans are so blind to the opportunities  we have in this country.  The freedom to do as we please.  The rights that we have.  That isn't the case everywhere and we wouldn't have those if men and women weren't dying for this country.  From day 1 of this grand ole land someone was paying the price for that freedom.  Please don't forget that or ever take it for granted.  Take it from someone who paid a big tab.  How many people do you know would give up their life for their country?  I bet you couldn't maybe fill up a hand. 

We're so incredibly fortunate for what we have here.  I'm so thankful that I was born and raised in this country.  Thankful for the opportunity to do whatever I want in my life.  To say what I want,  to be what I want, to travel to wherever I want.  For some reason a lot of people don't care.  It's merely become and expectation to do/have whatever we please.  It's sad.  And when things don't go our way?  We whine like babies.  Honestly what is this world coming to..?  Just because we live in America and we're free we act like everything should literally be handed to us just like that and the way we want it.  Nope, doesn't work that way.  Take what you get and make the best of it. 

You know.  I know more widows than I would like (not because I don't love them, but because we all got thrown into this crap without say).  And you know what?  They have a pretty shitty hand.  A lot of them with children, some that never met their fathers, and they are still living life.  Thankful for what is in front of them because you don't have a choice but to live and to deal with what you have.  They learned the hard way even if they were thankful before.

Here's my message to you all.. take a look at what you have.  Be thankful for it.  Those of you with deployed loved ones: they're alive and they love you. The ones at home: be glad they are there with you and enjoy every moment. 

Don't take anything in life for granted because I can assure you that it can be ripped away before you even have time to take another breath.


  1. you know what i blogged about something like that earlier that people like me should appreciate and be grateful for what we got because our guys can be taken away just as easy as yours was, in my heart you are a true hero as was your love and that will never be forgotten. hugs

  2. Well said. I'm going to share this on my facebook. I think alot of people need this reminder.
    Love and prayers for you my dear.

  3. You are totally right. I know I personally need to count my blessing more.
    Thank you.

  4. You are amazing.

  5. You are an amazing woman. Thanks for putting things into perspective for people and me. I lost my brother (unrelated reason) in October of 2010, and this came to my mind too. So many people complain about the little things, when so many others are worse off. My husband is a Marine, and from one wife to another you have made the biggest sacrifice and I thank you. Bigs hugs and blessings for you. I wish I could do something for you.

  6. Girl, you are amazing! I really enjoy reading your blog. My best friend lost her husband to this war almost 5 years ago. You are so strong and you deserve to say any and everything that comes into your head. I am married to a soldier (Army) and although he's stateside right now, he's only been home for a year from the last deployment. People need to remember that these men and women go over there not knowing if they'll ever come back and it's because of these people that we have the freedoms that we do. I definitely have my fair share of complaints, but I tell myself daily, that there are people who are far worse off than I am. It's the only way I can get by.
    Keep up the good writing. You're an inspiration to many!

  7. I wish there was a "like" button for this post!