Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 346: Choosing Openness...Again

Okay, so I've been struggling a lot off and on for a couple months now.  But it all really came to a head in the last couple of weeks.  And so, I closed myself off and kind of let the anger take over.  Again.  And thus begins the cycle.  Again.

So, I made up my mind yesterday, but I really put it into practice today.  I choose life.  And openness.  And, of course, joy.

And then the school called at 10:45 last night to announce that there would be no school today, due to inclement weather.  Awesome.

I did wake up while HH was getting ready for work, and then when the kids came in to find out why we weren't getting Sweet P ready for school, and then I slept until 8:30.  And that was kind of a Joyful Moment for me.  As was waking up in a good mood.  It's been a while since that happened.

Watching the kids play in the snow was another Joyful Moment.  Playing games with them, yet another.  And making dinner alongside HH was another.  We kind of had two main dishes and he prepared one while I prepared the other.  And it was downright fun.  Yes, indeed.

And then we set our individual and family goals for the year during Family Home Evening.  One of mine is to eliminate anger.  Wish me luck!

It's good to be back.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments galore when you open yourself up to them!


Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, eliminating anger seems to get easier as the years accumulate... at least that's my theory.

Amy said...

Anger is something I've worked on A LOT in my life. I hope you really do get a handle on yours, and feel more joy and happiness. I love you and I admire your perseverance with this blog and the goals you set in your life. You inspire me more than you know.
Love you.

Linda said...

We hosted Karen's wedding eve celebration - more than 200 people in our home. And it went well, very well. She got the love and appreciation and hugs she deserves!