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My entire list this morning is an Ugly Beautiful list. My house is disgusting and I'm having a hard time feeling "blessed"...but I'm going to try. First I am going to write all the things that I find discouraging. Then I am going to go back and come up with something beautiful about it.

673. I can hardly walk across my living room because so many toys were left out
674. All my dishes are blue and covered with wax because one of the boys put a crayon in the dishwasher
675. I can not see the surface of my desk because it is covered with unopened, unpaid bills
676.The boys are up WAY earlier than usual
677. Their is a layer of grime in my toilet
678. My floor is dirty
679. There is no food in my fridge - and barely any in the pantry because I haven't had time to go
680.There are piles of Avonleas "organized" clothes in the hallway that need to be put away in her room shopping
681.I don't feel like writing this list
682.My husband is nagging me about turning off lights

673. I can hardly walk across my living room because so many toys were left out
- I have three beautiful children who love to play
- Our friends and family love us and have given us wonderful toys
- We have had so much fun yard sailing as a family
674. All my dishes are blue and covered with wax because one of the boys put a crayon in the dishwasher
-My boys will sit down and color for long periods of time
-They are talented (at least in my opinion)
-I have plenty of dishes
-I have a dishwasher
-I have running water
-My grandmother and step mother picked out most of my dishes especially for me
-The blue willow dishes they gave me remind me of my wedding
-I love being married
-I have a wonderful, loving, hard working husband
-I have served many true, dear friends on my dishes
675. I can not see the surface of my desk because it is covered with unopened, unpaid bills
-I have the money to pay them
-We have three businesses
-Because of the businesses I am able to stay home with my kids
-The bills represent - lights we can turn on, phones we can talk on, heat and air conditioning...I could go on and on
676.The boys are up WAY earlier than usual
- They read books quietly in their room
- They interact with each other and entertain each other
- Nap time wil be earlier than usual
- They are simply precious
677. Their is a layer of grime in my toilet
-We have plumbing
-We are all healthy and have no digestive problems
-Their are lots of cleaning tools that make cleaning it easier
678. My floor is dirty
-The crumbs represent food we can afford
-I have a sweet steam vac that my mom and I got on sale for $30
-I don't have to go anywhere today so perhaps I'll have time to get it clean
679. There is no food in my fridge - and barely any in the pantry because I haven't had time to go shopping
-I have the money to go shopping
-We have a wonderful grocery store with lots of healthy choices
-I have learned so many new things to make at the Food for Life cooking class
680.There are piles of Avonleas "organized" clothes in the hallway that need to be put away in her room
-I have a little girl!!! She gets to wear dresses and boys :) :) :) :)
-My friends have been so gracious in passing down beautiful clothes
-I love Avonleas' room
681.I don't feel like writing this list
- My husband encouraged me to do it anyway
- Adding the "beautiful" aspect to the list has truly reminded me how AMAZINGLY blessed I am. I could add thousands of more items to the list (that stem from the so called ugly) if I had extra time
682.My husband is nagging me about turning off lights
-He turned them on for me so that I could see
-He loves me
-He will always love me even if I never remember to turn them off
-His love reminds me of our Fathers love - unconditional and forever!

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  1. Hey... I love you.
    And I loved this so much that I linked to it in my "Make Me Think Thursday" post, here:

    http://journey2authenticity.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-me-think-thursday.html

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