Recently, a good friend said to me, "You should turn your happy sign around so everyone else can read it from out here." I replied, "No, silly. Then I can't read it." At the time my reaction was quick and with little thought. Plus, I hadn't even thought to turn it the other way.
After a few days, I began to think more about my friend's comment. "So everyone else can read it." She meant nothing rude or mean by it. It was just her quick thought. Yet, how many times a day do you do something for everyone else? As moms, we are constantly thinking of others, our goslings, our hubbies, even the cat. Last comes momma. (Not that we would have it any other way.)
A couple of months ago, one of my favorite brother in laws, gasped at my diaper bag and jokingly told me it was "obnoxious." We were talking about it this past weekend and I said to him, "Well, it's a good thing I live my life for me and not you." I was totally joking with him and again, didn't really think too hard about my comment. I said it mostly for giggles and his reaction. It wasn't until I thought more about my friend's comment about the happy sign that I thought twice about what I said to him.
|I DO NOT think it's obnoxious, do you? :-)|
We have to do what makes us happy, live our lives for us and not everyone else. These days, it's the little things that make me happy. Like the sign in my window that faces towards me, my "obnoxious" diaper bag, and putting my goslings and hubby's needs before my own.
What is making YOU happy these days?