Happy November, Friends!
(How did this happen? Wasn’t it just January?)
The past few months have been sort of rough for us. For some reason, it seems like everything we’ve done, or tried to do, went horribly wrong. When things don’t go the way I envision them, I tend to get–shall we say–moody? Maybe not moody, but it makes me upset, because I am such a perfectionist (character flaw) that I want everything to go just the right way!
Boom. It hit me.
That is how it is to be our children. I’m sure that, somewhere in their bodies, they think “I want things to go right…for once!”
We focus so much on how to make the world better for them…and I think we sometimes forget to acknowledge the difficulty and emotions they must conquer daily. Some kids can’t verbalize this. I understand that. But maybe sometimes, a scream, or a bite, or a meltdown is just their way of saying, “Dang it! I need to be grumpy! This is not the way it should go!”
So, I’m vowing to change my attitude.
I’m going to spend this month–the month of Giving Thanks–to do just that. I want to be aware of the things that I am truly grateful for.
Today, I’m grateful for:
* A husband that puts up with me no matter what.
* Children who are not embarrassed to have the mom who wears pajamas to go to car line!
* Family who sends casseroles on rough days.
* Florida—where I can complain if it dips below 70 degrees!
* Our country–the place where we get to vote, we get to practice our chosen religion, and we get to see the human spirit soar through adversity.
What are you thankful for? (I’m thankful for YOU too!)