I'm tired. I did not sleep well last night. I was up twice; once for the bathroom and once to re-cover a cold child. I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.
Also? We have a dead fish. The kids didn't notice (They think he's hiding in the Dumdum head) so I am going to attempt my first fish swap on my lunch break.
|RIP Little Cutie (He's one of the tiger barbs at the base of the plants. I can't tell them apart and I hope the kids can't either!|
It's raining. I remembered my umbrella, but I stuck the end of it in the mud and then gracefully wiped it across the back of my pants.
And I left my keys at home and had to track down the housekeeper to let me into my office.
Is it Monday? I feel like there's a lot going on today trying to bring me down.
But you know what? On the way to school Benjamin was singing, "Rain, rain, thank you for coming!"
I laughed and asked him about it. He said he was happy for the rain because it makes fun puddles. And he kept singing in his sweet little voice. How can you not smile at that?
And this rain also helps the flowers to bloom and trees to bud. It's a nice spring rain; actually more of a drizzle. I didn't really need that umbrella I walked in with this morning.
I have a choice today and every other day I am blessed with. I can choose to focus on the negative and let myself be dragged down into a spiral of complaints and despair.
On the other hand I can choose to focus on the beauty. The sweet little boy who likes rain because it makes puddles. The trees that are turning white and pink and green. The housekeeper who says walking up two flights of stairs to let me into my office is a nice break. (I think she's in on this "choice" thing too!)
I'll be honest. There are plenty of times that I don't choose to see the beauty. The are times that I allow myself to wallow in the negative. But, I feel lucky that I am usually able to shake the "blahs" pretty quickly.
Have you seen this new ad from Dove? I think it's beautiful. When given the choice of where to focus your attention, what do you choose? Which door would you walk through?
I'm linking up with the 1 Word Blog challenge. This week's words are lucky and beauty.