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.
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?
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
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~
Enjoying a cup of coffee
Keeping it Simple
Football (soon VERY soon!!!)
Fresh Outlook on the days ahead
What day of the week do you cherish the most?
My fur babies
A good memory
The smell of new baby
Doing something for someone else
My “mindless” TV shows
What are some things that make you happy?