353 days left

DAY 12:

If you’re angry at someone you love, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.
~Walter Anderson

I found this quote on my facebook profile, and I thought how fitting to the events of this week. We get so consumed with our own emotions that we forget all about the other person. It’s just good medicine for the heart, don’t you think!

My lows…it finally happened… my body just gave up today. All the time spent cleaning, organizing, and trying to stay productive caught up to me again. It was so difficult staying awake, alert, and productive. I felt that I couldn’t get out of the slow-mode. Then, I remembered…I had skipped breakfast and realized that I hadn’t fueled my body. I didn’t realize it until 1pm, and by then I needed a quick boost. I had some oatmeal, 1 Aleve, and 1 energy-boosting pill, along with a soda. I know, I know a bad idea! I usually wouldn’t have resorted to that combo but I had my son’s Parent Conference an hour later. I couldn’t risk yawning in front of her, looking pathetic…right!? 😀

My high…well, after a great Parent Conference, I felt pleased over my son’s new teacher. I even felt quite energetic (I wonder why, lol) and I cooked a really nice meal (the main course, with 3 side dishes). Talk about feeling energetic! I also got to speak to my husband several times, on the phone. Only happens when we’re doing great, so it was nice. It reminded me when we first got together. You know those phone calls when you talk about the big stuff, and about nothing at the same time. Sometimes, it’s those conversations that don’t have a dialogue but the sound of each other’s voice is enough to help you carry on with your day. It was a nice day for relaxing and enjoying conversations with my husband, but also with my kids. We chatted and realized that I really enjoyed it.


*Being productive is good, but in moderation.

*Embrace those that you love.

*Take the time to listen…and learn!

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