Let me just tell you- if I had let the events of this morning dictate the rest of my day, this day would have sucked!
My oldest son was annoyed that I was insisting he return to school after being sick.
My other son was really upset about losing his baseball glove.
And both were really giving me a hard time.
Add to that the fact that they were 20 minutes late for school, and I didn’t even have their lunches packed. I would have to go back home, make them, and go back to drop them off.
This morning felt like a disaster.
And I felt positively frazzled.
Hair a mess. No bra on as I ushered them out of the house. And frustrated. SO, so frustrated.
Gratefully, my daughter wasn’t adding anything to the mix, which I acknowledged and thanked her for.
And I was also able to say to the boys, as we were in the car, how the morning upset me.
How the things they said to me hurt my feelings.
But that I wasn’t going to have a bad day because of it.
That I was going to choose to have a good day despite it.
And that I hoped they would too.
Next thing I knew, both of them were apologizing to me and they got out of the car with (almost) smiles on their faces.
My WHOLE DAY could have been ruined because of this morning.
Not so long ago, that probably would have been the case for me.
But I have learned that we can restart our day anytime we want to.
And so that was what I chose to do.
This was me, after I reset my day with some music, a good breakfast, and a great workout.
It’s moments like these, when I remember how far I’ve come, and am filled with gratitude.
Because not only am I helping myself with this new perspective on life.
I am helping my kids.🙌🏼❤️✨ #letsstartagain #anewperspective #resetbutton