Friday, May 5, 2006

Benefits

As a divorced, single mother, I am experiencing benefits...

1. Income: I am able to maintain a decent lifestyle of living for my son and myself. I have had to learn as well as deal with the concept of money. It sucks, but I am doing it.

2. Assistance: Although I do not have that person in the morning to help me get that child ready in the morning, I have my parents, family, and friends who do all they can. The best is when they do things and I don't even ask-it is like they know when I am in need of something.

3. Self: Time for myself now is generally when my little man is with his father, which is usually one night a week for 4 hours and every other weekend. I also make time for myself to work out-I make sure it is in the daily routine. My scrapbooking relaxes me and of course, what would I do without blogging?

4. Money: Yes, I have had to quit shopping and stop pampering myself. I buy something for my little man before I buy something for me. I give to others, just not as lucratively.

5. Ex-husband: So far he has generally been good with spending time with his son. I also receive child support.

9 comments:

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm glad to see that you can look at te good things. Often people are so caught in all the negitivity they forget how blessed they are.

((hugs))

SJ said...

Hey thats the way to go... see the positives too. Benefits AND challenges I like it.

Sober Chick said...

You have a magnificent outlook towards the events going on in your life. Your gratitude is invigorating!

Tiffanie said...

Stumbled upon your blog through Ed. Nice to meet you, I am Tiffanie. Sounds like we are in about the same place in life. Those are all VERY true. Especially about the family helping.

I've really experienced the financial thing you are talking about, I have less, but yet it feels like I have more.

Eduardo said...

I thank God for number 2. If it wasn't for family and friends, I'd be dead for sure.

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Da Gal said...

Blessings are beautiful - especially when we are mindful of them. You sound like you are in such a good place - like you are using your wings to fly. Keep up the hard work and the positive focus.

kate said...

Keeping things in focus is really helpful! Sometimes I think that I am a broken record with the things I say, but I think that it is really helpful to keep in touch with the things that are working for us... it is soooo easy to focus on the bad!

luxlucisvita said...

I'm happy for you...