I have a friend that sends me quotes of the day. Early Thursday morning I got the following quote from her, “Take time first thing to visualize an incredible day" by Robin Howard. I was still laying in bed and thought to myself, this is a great way to start the day. I’m going to visualize an incredible day!!!
Around 7 a.m. my boys gathered to have family prayer before they headed off to school. One of my boys had willingly taken our dog outside for his morning potty break before family prayer. I was getting ready for the day and often my boys love to curl up in my bed waiting for family prayer. After our family prayer I went over to give the boys a hug as they headed out the door. I looked at my bed and saw that there was dog poop on my sheets and wondered what else it had gotten on. Unfortunately, when my son took our dog outside he ended up stepping in poop in the common lawn area around our home from another dog.
My son felt stressed and worried about what had happened and that I might be mad, but as I thought about the quote I read and so many lessons I’ve learned over this last year I thought to myself sheets can be washed, words can’t always be gathered up and taken back.
I told him we would wash the sheets and to enjoy his day at school and all was well. He left happy and I felt happy and the sheets came clean. With both of us happy we had the opportunity to help others have an incredible day, to continue to spread the happiness.
How often do we look at the poop of the day vs the opportunities to make it an incredible day? How often do we let the poop of others affect us and ruin our day? Or the poop of our day causes us to ruin others’ day?
We have the opportunity each day, not only each day, but minute by minute, to decide whether we choose the poop or an incredible day!!!
A wife and mother of 4 boys and 2 daughter-in-law, I have spent my entire adult life devoted to my family. I have been busy in their schools, supporting them in all of their school work, sporting events, activities, etc. I spent years heavily involved in the PTA, church callings, etc Life for me has always been overwhelmingly busy. While I thought this was my sanity, the truth is it masked issues - real issues - that I needed to work on to gain true sanity. I am sharing my story in this blog. I do this so that I might be able to help other women find their true sanity