Doing life with my children keeps me grounded, teaches me, blesses me, challenges me, tests, and convicts me. I’m compelled to grow, have new perspectives, and positive attitudes.
Yesterday was the last day of school for my kiddos. They will be home for three months. Yikes! I’m a mom to a 7th, 5th and 3rd grader. Guys, they are growing way too fast!
I chatted with one of the moms while waiting to pick up my boys after school. I told her that I was excited and looking forward to summer. She asked, “Where are you doing for summer?” I replied nothing yet. She smiled and said, “You are so positive, I like that.”
A few hours later at the park, celebrating the end of the year school year. I got talking with another mom. Summer plans came up again, and of course, I told her how exciting this summer would be. Once again, I’m asked,” what are your plans?” I replied, not sure yet, but we are going to have fun. The mom replied, “I like your attitude.”
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude” — Eleanor Roosevelt
I’m all for making plans. I’m all for enjoying every little moment too. Some situations are beyond our control. And in the absence of a strategy, vision, to-do list, and goals, have a positive attitude. Don’t compare your life with other people’s lives but look ahead with excitement.
Having a joyful expectation is a needed factor in our daily lives. God is capable of opening doors we can’t wrap our minds around.
Lately, One of my prayers is that God will teach me how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. And live life with contentment.
Ain’t no super mom.
To get through the summer without losing my marbles, I intend to pause every so often. Pause to smile.
Pause to inhale and exhale. Pause to reconnect. Pause to read. Pause to answer deep-rooted questions. Pause for journaling.
Very easily, we ignore the present for an unknown future. Remember, tomorrow is not promised. Live life well today.
I wish you all a great summertime wherever you choose to spend it.