Silence

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There is nothing more beautiful to me than after a long day but the first sound of pure SILENCE.  I am able to think clearly for just a little.  I feel calm.  No one needs me at that moment.  The mommy guilt is not at the forefront of my brain.  The failures of my day are not quite taking over. I actually enjoy a sip of wine just because.

Although my mind doesn’t allow for the silence to last very long, I appreciate the first moments of it.  It is then when I feel everything will be OK.

End Each Day With A Positive

What are some things you think about when you drift off to sleep?

I struggle to fall asleep with a positive thought as my final thought of the day. I think that is really sad. I know there is good in every day but sometimes it gets lost in all the things that went wrong.

So as I get ready to drift off for the day I am trying to come up with a positive. And I think I found more than one~
I got all 3 kids to pull the weeds from the play set area.
I made a complete meal and everyone liked it.
All the laundry is put away.
I packed away one out of three kids’ summer clothes.
I read a chapter in a book (a book!!!!)!
I found a new lunch option for the picky eater.

I’m sure there is more I’m overlooking. But I’m glad these came to mind and took my mind off of the many things I wish I could have changed for the day.

Can you find your positives?

Finding the Positives

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The first day of school is always a time of mixed emotions.  And I think it is safe to say not just for the kids but for the parents as well. I am trying to find all the positives of this upcoming school year.

~All three will be at one school.

~This will be the only time my girls will be in the same school and Ella’s class will most likely be Gracie’s “buddy class”.

~(**knock on wood**) I see a light shining in Ella’s eyes that has been dim for so many years.

~Bedtime will no longer be a battle.

~Hunter has won the “Most Responsible” Award for being prepared for the start of school.

This list may be short but for our family it is made up of a lot of huge things.  I pray every night that my children will find the good in each day.  I want them to see how there is good somewhere in everything they do.

Here is to finding good in something each day xoxo

Sundays

 

 

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I cherish my Sundays.  Sundays are really the only day of the week where I feel like I don’t have to rush.  There is no urgency to get in the shower before a certain time.  There is no urgency to have the kids fed, dressed, and ready to go.

For me Sundays are about~

Family

Enjoying a cup of coffee

Curling up

Stress free

Keeping it Simple

Comfort Food

Football (soon VERY soon!!!)

Fresh Outlook on the days ahead

Laughter

Calmness

Quality Time

Reconnecting

What day of the week do you cherish the most?

What Makes You Happy?

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My kids

Amazing friends

My fur babies

Silly conversations

Laughter

A good memory

Yoga Pants

Coffee

The smell of new baby

Disney

The Beach

Traditions

Music

Christmas

Flowers

Silence

Fall

A Hug

Doing something for someone else

My “mindless” TV shows

Pictures

Cozy Blanket

Wine

Pedicures

Massage

My bed

What are some things that make you happy?