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- Jul, 09 , 11
I have heard a couple of people say to me lately, "you just do so much". My UPS man, every time he sees me says "Heather's got it together". And I must add, I see him on a weekly basis...his name's Paul.
This might be a shocker...but I.do.not.have.it.all.together. I truly hope that I never sound braggy or prideful. I get really sick of people that do that. "Oh, look at me" type of attitudes. Friendships have been ruined over that.
My kids fight and scream, my house can be a disaster, my husband is mad cause I fixed "crappy" vegetables again. Things in my life don't go the way I think they should go every time. My husband and I fight and disagree. And if I wait long enough, my husband is usually right....I will deny ever saying that, by the way.
I just don't really feel the need to share all of this junk with you here at my blog on a daily basis. There's definitely other women in the world that have had two boys that fight. Other women that have had husbands that don't like to eat vegetables. Other women that can't keep their house cleaned up and other women that would like to be skinnier...live in a bigger house...be happier...and so on.
|some chives from my garden|
But if you really wanna know my "get it together" secrets that seems to be working the last few weeks...oh, you are going to hate this (cuz I hate it)...
There, I said it. I get so much more done when I get up earlier. Today I got my run in before the boys ever got up. The house is straightened up from last night, so I rewarded myself with a little internet this morning.
ok, next tip...you're going to hate this one too. It's hard (well, sometimes).
No, really, just try being genuinely nice. Put their needs before yours without complaining and just watch their reactions. I admit though....this one takes a long time to see results.
I bet you can count more blessings than hardships if you really tried. I am not saying that terrible things don't happen. It's just that most of us don't have terrible things happen to us. And the more you focus on the good things, the better your attitude is.
FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO DO...AND NO, INTERNET DOES NOT COUNT!
I find so much comfort in sewing and doing crafty things that it's just a way of my life now. I've also taken up running. Let me tell ya, I have nothing to brag about there but at least I'm doing it. I am proud of myself for that.
Ok, I hope that was at least some motivation for you!
Oh my gosh! This is awesome. I am so with you on the “not airing my dirty laundry on a daily basis on my blog” thing. We all have it, but really, who wants to read it???
I’m also trying to get up earlier. Not there yet. ;)
Well said, Heather! I find myself constantly comparing myself to all the “we’re on vacation in our new vehicle, celebrating the wonderfulness of our new fancy jobs…blah, blah, blah,” Facebook status reports. Then I catch myself, look around, and thank GOD for all the blessings I have. We can all have a rosey Facebook status; it’s all in the perspective in which we see our lives. Thanks for being honest.