Let me begin by saying all week long I do not blog. In fact, I write everything I post here usually on Saturday nights or late at night on the weekdays when I have insomnia then schedule each post to automatically post throughout the week.
Why I do this? Because I am a MOM FIRST. I am working late at night to build a business because being their mom and a wife is where I am suppose to be full time. I am grateful for them and each day find I am growing because of them.
This week I made the goal to “happily” journal every night and include everything I was grateful for that day. I would sit to write but find my mind would wander and think of all the hard things that happened that day.
How quickly I went from being grateful to thinking of all the things that brought tantrums, tears, and tested me as a mom.
It is easy to focus on the hard things that happen because in that moment it can impact you in many ways as a mom or woman. How you react, act and implement teaching in those moments can provide greater times of joy and understanding for future experiences.
The joy in your life depends on you and the choices we make each day.
Trials seem longer while in the moment we are facing them. They seem never ending. But sadness and trials are only temporary in our life. They soon fade away and like that we are looking back at how we got where we are today.
Happiness is forever. It is our choice to be happy each day.
It is hard.
Things arise that can break that happiness.
But in our moments of trial I think the most important thing that we can do is make sure those moments, thoughts and hardships do not take over your life. When focusing on the bad that occurs it becomes harder to teach and love those simple moments you have with family.
Don’t let the bad take over your thoughts. Who is depending on you each day? Your husband, kids, a good friend?
For me each day is a trial in itself simply because I am still learning what it takes to be a good mom.
I struggle with patience. I struggle with balancing EVERYTHING. I struggle with making time to go on dates with my husband. I struggle with being that teacher for my kids in the times they need it most.
But I trust I am where I am supposed to be right now.
Life can be beautiful. Are we taking the time out of each day to see how beautiful our life could be? Are we reflecting on the events of today to prove we did nothing right as a mom? Or are we reflecting on the day and writing down what we could of done in that situation and how we could try better tomorrow?
Each day brings new events, struggles, and lessons to be taught.
The moments go by so fast. So take the time to find joy with each moment.
Who am I when I look in the mirror?
I am a MOM who is trying my very best to make moments of joy last in our home no matter the events that occur.
I am a MOM who is trying to love those around me.
I am a MOM who is still learning patience with my kids.
I am a MOM who is constantly battling focusing on the little things that brought us joy instead of the tantrums that happened.
I am a MOM who has FAITH in my Heavenly Father and knows I am where I am supposed to be in my life.
I have a lot to work on but who I am when I look in the mirror? I am a MOM. Their MOM. I am here for my kids, my husband and to learn each day how I can be better. The bad days DO NOT define me as a MOM. But I know I am trying my very best to be the MOM and wife they need me to be each day.
Like my daughter runs around saying, “Faif, tust, and pitsy dust.” We must have faith, trust in yourself and the Lord and it never hurts to add a little pixie dust to each moment in life.
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