Sunday, March 9, 2008

Extreme Attitude Makeover

So I was watching Extreme Home Makeover tonight. I love that show. I mean, what's not to love about deserving families getting a new home. It always makes me cry in a good way.

Tonight they had a family of 7 who were living in a 600 square foot house. They showed their tiny round dining table and they asked if the family ate there and the mom said every night all 7 of them sit down to dinner together. They must have shared chairs because there were only 4, plus a plastic lawn chair. This mom saw their small home as somewhat of a blessing, because she said that it was a way of keeping her big family close to each other. How cool is that? Instead of complaining, she saw the positive in it. Usually they build an unbelievably huge house, and this time I noticed that the kids had shared bedrooms and the home itself wasn't over the top, well relative to what they usually do anyway.

So I'm going to think of this mom's attitude when I'm feeling down, or that my life sucks. We're really struggling financially right now, but I'm going to start looking at what I perceive as a negative and see if I can find the positive twist to it. And if Ty Pennington wants to come knock my house down, build a new one and pay my mortgage off, well that would work too!


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Great post! It's hard to see the positives, but it's so worth it.

Ally said...

That's inspiring. :)

Emy5 said...

That's so cool. (I found you through Holly's blog). I think I'll join you in an extreme attitude makeover.