A while back I announced my intentions to become a more positive person and really be thankful for the things I am blessed to have in my life. This is becoming even more important to me as I see AJ growing up and very obviously starting to mimic us. I don't want my daughter to mimic the negative traits I have. I want to be a good example of a loving, caring, gracious person for her. In order to do that I really need to start being more mindful of the way I react to things.
I need to be more patient with her. I get really frustrated at times because she is very strong-willed (like her Mama) and it makes my life more difficult. Instead of accepting it and being the bigger person (ha!) I let it get to me. I need to realize (and I do) that she doesn't do these things to make me mad or frustrate me, she does them because she's a baby!
I need to be more grateful for the things that I have in my life, like my amazing husband! I want to be patient with him. I want to teach my daughter what a healthy, loving relationship between two people looks like. The best way to do this is to lead by example.
So, as is the case with anything worth doing, I'm getting back on the wagon and I'm going to reinvest myself again.
1 day ago