Right now I feel content. I feel peaceful and thankful. Sometimes, with the busyness of life, I forget to stop and look around and appreciate what I have. Sometimes with the exhaustion of motherhood and running a household I forget that life is, indeed, so, so good.
Eric is out of town right now. He was home for one day after his trip last week and now is off again. He'll be gone six out of seven days and, to be honest with you, I was feeling anxious about him leaving again. I was feeling tired and sick (I figured out that dang never-ending cold is actually a sinus infection) and not really up to doing all of the meal preparation, clean up, bedtime routine, potty-training, and everything in between by myself.
You know what? I have to do it, so I might as well do it with a cheerful, thankful attitude. I feel like I'm constantly striving to grow in patience and kindness. I struggle, I fail, I try again, and I'm not going to give up until I get this right.
Yesterday I decided to be patient and kind. To not worry about what didn't get done. To do my best and, most of all, enjoy my children and our time together. Have fun together. Choose not to get stressed out. We ended up having a great day together.
Today? We're having another great day.
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