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Choose JOY

Choose Joy.

That’s what I have to remind myself each and every day. On those days when your kids start screaming before your feet have even hit the floor. Or when you drag yourself out of bed after a night of no sleep due to one of a bagillion reasons; sick kid…snoring husband…I could go on. When the dog throws up all over the place as you are walking out the door for work, and you’re already late. Or when your toddler has a melt down because his banana broke in half, then refuses to eat it, and screams and screams because he wants his banana. On the days when your sanity is tested to the max. When you receive devastating news of a friend or family member. Or when everything that could go wrong, does.

Choose Joy.

Easier said than done, sometimes it seems. But I’ll tell you, it’s the only way I can keep my sanity some days. Okay…most days. I’m seriously considering branding myself with a tattoo, just so I’ll have that daily reminder. It’s that important.

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It’s hard. Some days, it’s really, really hard. 
 We’ve had a…less than stellar past few weeks in regards to attitudes, and the like. Mostly with our oldest child. I have been frustrated, angry, and disappointed. I have lost my temper. I have yelled. I have harbored bitterness. I have come to expect the worst out of my children, and all those around me. I’ve been “waiting for the other shoe to drop” as the saying goes, for so long.
Today, it did just that. I received a phone call from my sons teacher. She told me that J-Man has been complaining of being hungry in the mornings, and that he doesn’t eat breakfast at home, and can he please eat some breakfast in the cafeteria before school starts.

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