Monday, May 9, 2011

when life gives you lemons. . .

. . .make lemonade!

Motherhood is wonderful but that doesn't mean it doesn't come with a few challenges every once and awhile.

Recently I have been trying harder to make the best of hard situations. For instance when baby g is wide awake at 3 am and I am so tired I may have put my shirt on backwards I decided to organize baby g's dresser drawers to help distract me from my exhaustion. My tactic worked and before I knew it baby g was finally tired enough to go to sleep.

Another instance of making sour to sweet was on Mother's Day I had been working off and on (you know cook a little, rock the baby, cook a little more, rock the baby) to get a scrumptious dinner made. I was literally just about to take my first bite and baby g decided he no longer wanted to be rocked back to sleep. He too was ready to eat. As I left my plate of delicious food on the table and headed to the confinement of the rocking chair I nearly broke down in tears. It was then that I decided that I wasn't going to be bummed out about this and asked d to move dinner into the nursery where I skillfully ate my dinner one handed.

I am slowly learning that things are not going to always work out just how I'd like them to but there is always a silver lining to any situation. Focusing on that silver lining is what makes all the difference.

Do you want to be better about seeing the glass half full instead of half empty? Check out these inspired words, here.


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So true! We never know what life will give us... thanks for the reminder to stay positive! I'm sure I will need it in the next few weeks!

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I like it! I will definitely keep your tips in mind come October!