Friday, June 3, 2011

Ups and downs and choices

Between strep throat, colds, croup, choir concerts and birthdays it has been a busy month! Add to that planning a vacation and applying for various business licenses and formalizing other plans related to said business! Still, I apologize for going missing for so long!

Life if full of ups and downs, highs and lows. We can experience these variations of life and mood in a moment, a day, or over the course of weeks or even years. We can't always control the events of our lives, but we can control our reactions to them. This is the lesson I am trying to teach my children. This is the lesson I'm constantly trying to apply myself. It's a challenge at times, but the effort matters more than the outcome. Every action you take is a choice. Do you see that? Every reaction you have is a choice. Do you see that? How do you convey that to your children? Your spouse? My choice is to offer this viewpoint to my children. Think of the glorious amount of control it provides.

I need to make a choice between blogging and parenting at the moment. Guess which one takes priority? Thanks for reading and staying a follower while I weave in and out of the blogging world.

We can't always choose what we do, but we can choose HOW we do it. Happily or Grumpily!


  1. I agree..these are hard decisisons. But what I have learned is..we have to take care of ourselves first before we can take care of anyone else. Finding the right balance between what makes us joyful and making sure family and friends have our attention

  2. very well said! I love this post! I am so glad I stumbled across your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! I am also hosting a giveaway right now and would love it you would enter! Thanks so much!

  3. liked to be accessing your blog and seeing the issues and images that presents with such expressiveness.

  4. hi, new visitor here introducing myself so i'm not stalker-ish. very nice post!!


  5. You ALWAYS have such a great, positive way of looking at things. Sending healthy vibes your way :)

  6. What an eloquent way to verbalize what I am sure, all mothers are feeling! I often explain to the kiddies what Mommy HAS to do, but never took the opportunity for such a great lesson! Thanks! I'm working on a baby shower theme right now, come over and vote for your favorite!


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