About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post about being intentional with your thoughts. (Please visit or revisit that post, or this may not make any sense at all.)
Well, today was one of those days where I had to be intentional about being intentional.
Talk about down in the dang dumps. I'm tellin' ya'll, I simply cannot handle a sick baby. Cannot.
As much as I'd like to think of myself as a pretty positive-thinking person, sometimes I can't just take everything with a grain of salt and go on throughout the day as if everything's okay. I'm telling ya, it's like some days I feel like I can take on the world, whereas some days I feel like I can't even take a shower. Today was the latter. (And at this point, if you're thinking I'm crazy, don't tell me.)
Hamp has been crying for the past two days straight. I'm assuming it's his teeth trying to come in, but he's also a little congested with a cold. My poor little man has been so irritable, miserable, and just plain pitiful and that has a tendency to make me feel the exact same way.
So while I didn't want to 'waller around' in the negative, I decided to focus on the things that made me smile - the little things throughout the day that brought me joy (or kept me from joining in with Hamp and just screaming).
#1 - My big preschooler was so proud of what she made in school today, she asked me to take a picture of it "for Daddy". I love that she's proud of her school work.
#2 - and the fact that she flares her nostrils sometimes when she smiles, just like her daddy.
#3 - This little guy finally found some relief and took a short nap, in my arms.
#4 - This precious, family-sized bag of goodies was left over from our cookie decorating party...AND they were in the fridge, which means they were cold and crunchy, just the way I like 'em.
#5 - seeing that about three-fourths of my grocery list is crossed out and accounted for, because M to the Izz-A volunteered to stop on the way home from his meeting and pick up the things that were on the we-need-it-NOW category. The other stuff can wait.
|I know ya'll are diggin' my stationary. Don't worry, you can get yourself some from Burger King. And the pen? Teacher supply store, baby.|
#6 - watching Kate and her daddy work together on their garage project.
#7 - seeing this little guy get some fresh air and go longer than 5 minutes without crying.
#8 - a pink washcloth and a blue washcloth -- well, not the actual washcloths, but what they represent: A little girl and a little boy who have my heart.
#9 - Leftovers from last night = tonight's dinner
#10 - A couple of new parts and they got it running!