Sunday Moments of Happiness
Cinnamon Rolls before breakfast have become a tradition for us since our church starts so late this year. And we have added to that tradition. Now we make it time for nail salon. The girls get to pick their colors and sparkles and I paint their little finger and toe nails. It is a fun time for us and it makes me happy to do this for them.
Going for a walk after our Easter dinner with my husband. He ate way to much, so we thought a walk around the block might help him. I love spending time with him, just talking and walking. Keeps me grounded and sane.
Monday Moments of Happiness
Middle daughter saved up her money and bought her own Betta Fish. She was so thrilled and happy about it, I couldn't help but be happy with her.
Oldest daughter is so in love with my belly. She constantly is wanting to feel the baby kick, giving my tummy kisses, and sitting near me so she can have her hand on it. I love that she is so excited and involved with this pregnancy. She is going to make such a good helper for me when the baby comes, not to mention an excellent mother some day.
It is a new week so there is a new challenge: Happy People are Optimistic.
How did my point of view determine the effect an event had on me? What did I do? What was the result?
Yesterday, I spoke to my mom on the phone. She is a long way from home right now and having a hard time. It made me miss her so much and I cried for her. I felt like there was nothing I could do to help her. Today I tried to think of some positive aspect of it. I changed my point of view from saying, "I can't help her" into "What can I do to help her?" With some help from a friend, we came up with some ideas of ways to cheer her up, even though she is so far away. I will be putting a package in the mail tomorrow with some crafts made by her granddaughters and a bucket of uplifting quotes. I hope this will be one of many things I can do to help her and my dad. It made me feel so much better about the situation just by doing something.
I have learned how powerful it is to turn "I can't..." into "How CAN I"!! Try it! :)