I have always been one to shy away from utilizing that much-overused word. Overwhelmed. Yet, I find myself in such a state recently.

I sat down to write a very long-overdue email to a friend. I had avoided writing her as I did not want to have the entire communication be my whining.

So, I decided to take a deep breath, open a cold beer after this hard hard day of work on the farm, and list things that are going okay to counterbalance all that is currently not.

I am healthy.
I am loved.
I have more-than-enough to eat.
I am financially stable.
My children are all of the above also.
The ocean is calm and clear.
I can take time to dip in it.
The farm continues to provide abundance even while fighting a multitude of pest invasions.
My cottages are booked.

See, I feel better already.
Count your blessings. Even when you might be overwhelmed.

One Comment on “Overwhelmed

  1. Thank you for this message of thankfulness today! It’s just what I needed to hear. I love you and your family Lee, and I know there are many other lives you have inspired.

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