Monday, July 7, 2008

When I need a little pick me up...

There are two little sayings that I like to remember when I get to feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or down about things. One of them I have on a little sign that hangs in our living room. It says, "Remember the day's blessings, forget the day's troubles." When I get worked up about something, I try to tell myself to remember all of the good things I have in my life and all of the many things I have to be thankful for. I think this saying gives me a lot of inspiration to look on the bright side of things instead of focusing on what I don't have.

The second saying I like to tell myself when I get so frustrated and worn out with raising our 3 1/2 year old son who is ALL boy, all rambunctious boy I might add! It is, "The days are long but the years are short." Sometimes I feel so crabby after a day of telling him "get down", "stop that", "be quiet", "stop running", "quit jumping off the couch" (you get the picture). I just can't wait until bedtime when I can go peek in on his peaceful sweet face while he is sleeping. I try to remind myself that even though the days sometimes seem to drag on and on until bedtime, I will wish I had these days back when he is running out the door to be with his friends or off to college, or starting his own family. He is my sweet little boy and I love him more than anything. I love the feel of his pudgy little hand in mine and I wish I could bottle him up and keep him little. There are just some days, long days, when I want to watch him sleeping sideways with no covers in his big boy bed. Quietly.
Do you have a favorite saying?

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this saying!. "The days are long but the years are short.". I also have a 3 and a half Son. He will turn 4 (he likes to think he is turning in October. My days get so stressful with him sometimes because he is al boy. He runs a mile and minute and never stops. His favorite saying right now is "pee pee head or poo poo head". Gotta love his daycare friends for teaching him


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