Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Saturday morning I woke up really dreading the day. The whole house was a mess and I didn't look forward to cleaning it up or trying to get the kids to do their part. I felt very overwhelmed! I had just voiced these frustrations to my husband when my friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a basketball game with her that afternoon. I told her that I had way to much to do and couldn't come. Then I told James about the game but that I was going to stay home and somehow figure out how to get our home put in order and make it stay that way. He kindly suggested that I could try to come up with some grand huge plan if I really wanted to, but he thought that it wouldn't really do any good. Instead, he said I just had to keep thinking about it and come up with little solutions here and there that would eventually add up to something bigger. He also reminded me that it is good to have something fun to look forward to. It even helps us work harder and get more accomplished. And it worked for me that day. I called my friend back and told her I did want go to the game and then I worked hard and was more cheerful about it. So the house did get a little cleaner (not all the way, but better) and I was more patient with the kids. Life was so much better! And I have tried to keep that in mind. To work hard and make things better a little at a time. And also to look forward to something good afterwards, like spending the evening with my wonderful husband. I am so grateful for his wisdom and ability to see things so clearly when I cannot. Man, I'm a lucky girl!