I did, however read my scriptures this morning. I was reading Luke 5. The final verse says:
You always want to stay the same, you want the wine to be the same, you want your family to be the same, your job to be the same, etc. I’m such a lover of structure and schedule that I especially crave this. I hate having my life thrown off… and shockingly live itself not to mention having 3 kids just does that!
I’ve thought a lot about how I’m an anticipatory stresser. I rarely wait for the moment to really get stressed. In fact, when I AM in the moment I tend to be a cool as a cucumber just prioritizing and getting things done kind of a person. Instead, I’ll look at a week ahead and just feel the week climbing up and choking me.
This isn’t to say that it’s not important to plan ahead. Because it is. I find that VERY important, but there’s no reason to devote yourself to stressing over stuff that hasn’t happened and may NOT even happen.
So this week my word of the wee (crap, it’s 2 words… sue me) is “scatter sunshine”… I get the giggles every time I see it in my phone. We had a lesson on it yesterday at church. Just the idea that you can make everything brighter by your attitude. But for me, it’s more then an attitude it’s living in the moment and really not worrying about what’s coming next.
Anyway, last week’s teeth thing did a wonder on P. She loves to get her teeth brushed now. She even gets bitter when I’m readying my own toothbrush, in hopes that it was for her. I hope these thoughts can be similarly put to use. 🙂