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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Find Joy in Your Life

"I Dance with a Light Heart."

This morning I had a meltdown. Not a tiny one.
A BIG one.


It seems that every time my family loses something it's MY fault.

Can't find your homework? My fault.

Shin guards, basketball socks, soccer uniform? My fault.

Notebooks for school? Um, that would be my fault.

Is it, really? 


You add this to the fact I am feeling less than stellar about myself {as in I've eaten nearly a 10 pound bag of sugar in the past week} and my mood as been anything but jolly.

So this morning, during my workout {which I soooo enjoyed!} I made a few decisions. #1 I have decided on my WORD for 2011 and #2 As of TODAY I am no longer taking responsibility for others things. Not gonna do it!

My kids are nearly 16 and is THEIR responsibility!! 
{please know that I LOVE and ADORE my children and will ALWAYS be here for them!! ALWAYS!!! But their are some things they MUST learn to do by themselves!!}

So, here was my poor, sweet husband listening and watching me as I went into a very long rant which ended up with me crying.

I gotta telly ya....I feel great!!

Seriously, don't you think sometimes you just need to vent,to cry, to let it all out?

I sure do and am soooo thankful I have such an amazing man that understands me!

Dave cooking fresh spaghetti sauce last summer.

 And so, my point of this post is this...
 our lives aren't perfect. 
We all have our faults, our stresses 
and all of this can either bring us down
OR we can choose to vent and move on. 
We can become better people. 
We can choose happiness. 
We can let the stress destroy us and our happiness 
or we can surround ourselves with people who love and support us
and choose to be full of peace and joy.

My wish for you this Holiday Season is to find those people in your life that lift you up. 

That support and love you and believe that you can be all that you were meant to be.

Merry Christmas!!
Here's to the Healthiest and Happiest 2011!!!


  1. Every once in awhile we all need to just let it all out. I've had a few meltdowns this month, too. All we can do is move forward, which you seem to do so well. So what's your word for 2011? I'm still struggling to find one word. I might end up with a mantra like "Live life simply." We'll see.

  2. Same thing happens here! My fault, seemingly. I suspect I brought this on myself by being a bit too controlling and helicopter-mom-ish. I have to learn to let go. I'm working on it:)