Friday, January 28, 2011
I constantly talk to my daughter about her choices. She is two and a half we always talk about things that are good choices and things that are bad choices. Tonight she make a choice that made me so proud. We were at McDonald's for our traditional family Friday night ice cream date. Anna always gets an ice cream cone. Drew and I had finished eating and she accidentally dropped her cone on the floor. We all looked at each other. Drew said that he would wipe it off, knowing the loss of the cone would make her very sad. I simply said that I did not think that it was a good choice because it was on the floor and might have germs that would make her sick. Anna thought about it and she looked me in the eye and choose to throw it away! No complaining no looking back. I was so proud of her to give up something she wanted because it was not the best choice (at least in my opinion). When she was making her choice I kind of felt like she was looking at me and thinking, I trust you to help me make good choices. It was just a really cool experience.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Do you ever have a day where if life were a graded test you feel like you would have aced it? Yesterday was like that for me. Nothing spectacular happened. I woke up and Anna and I watched some video clips from a church website. I really felt spiritual. The entire day I was patient even in the midst of having a child who was not at her most balanced. I didn't shout as little one made her mistakes I just told her consequences for her choices and it worked out well. I felt in complete harmony with my life. I had energy probably because I exercised. I didn't feel sick, sad or anything else negative. I felt peaceful, probably because I took the time to be spiritually uplifted. I felt loved probably because I took the time to talk with friends and my husband. I felt grateful for the blessings in my life. But more than anything else I just felt a perfect balanced. When do you feel perfectly balanced?