It’s been a long week so I’ll keep it short. Have a wonderful weekend!
We gather today to get through this thing called
L I F E.
We gather daily to practice living and loving, laughing and connecting, all that
G O O D.
rest in peace, (my) sweet prince.
I decided to put on my running shoes and to get outside before the sun was completely set and to enjoy the last hour of the day.
Even though I ran like a slug, I was just happy to be moving outside and feeling my lungs working hard to breathe. I loved letting my hair down and seeing and feeling it bounce it around.
I don’t normally exercise at night and I’m enjoying the change in routine and a refreshing night time shower.
Shaking it up!
Ahhhh…life is good.
Have you shaken up your routine lately? It’s invigorating!
I am working on this one.
I am not trying to attract attention, but maybe I am.
I am trying to attract like mindedness with my kid, who at the moment (this morning), is frustrating me. He has a very strong will and so do I and I’m the mama so I have seniority and tenure, as if that means anything. I find that when I react in a negative way (think yelling and threatening to take away everything he desires), I attract negative behavior back. He mimics me or I mimic him or maybe we mimic each other.
I am practicing staying calm and focused on being kind and firm as I guide him and I together on our shared trajectory. I have so many things to still teach him and to learn myself, at least that is my intention. I am hoping that if I stay calm and don’t overreact, that he’ll mimic me and listen and learn about cause and effect and make good choices too. I am still learning and practicing repetition, breathing and patience. I know it works. It just takes time to practice and it isn’t easy and it’s work. UGH.
All good things take work. I’ll keep practicing and loving on him as we grow up together, one day, one hug at a time. I’ll check back with you in 7 years and let you know how this little experiment turns out. 🙂
Tonight I chose to work out instead of relaxing with a glass of wine or ice cream. It was a tough decision, but I’m smiling now. I bet I’ll sleep better too! I put on my work out clothes this morning with the thought of working out first thing and the day slipped away. I’m glad I still had my running shoes on after the dinner dishes were done and made my way to the garage instead of the couch. Baby steps…or actually 3.53 miles! Yay, for the little changes.
What little changes did you get to make today?
Wishing you well.