Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Oh Yeah That Lent Thing.

I was positive it was still Ash Wednesday. Turns out its already positively the Wednesday after Ash Wednesday. Seriously. When did that happen? Where did that week go and since when did they make February so flippin' close to March? I was so positive this year had only just begun, yet a third of it is practically gone already.

See? I'm doing awesome with my Lent project. I'm obviously staying positive. I mean, I used the word at least three times in the last paragraph. That's good. That's real change.

But seriously, dear[s?]. I have been working on it. And working hard. What have I learned so far? Turns out its not as much about just staying positive - for me- as it s planning ahead, or um, LETTING IT GO.

Sometimes its those little things that I just. can't. let. go. that I sit on, or let build up, that fuel my most negative moments.

So what if the dogs just got into the house for the 6th time today? Its not so much fail as it is just a little fart. Neither me, nor them, or us, will die because this just happened.

Who cares if my children are on their third pair of pants within a span of 10 minutes? At least they're clothed - isn't that good enough?

Or what about the fact that we had pizza for dinner tonight and Mickey D's last night? Wait. I don't really see anything wrong with that statement.

What do I always say to my kids? You get what you get, don't throw a fit. Maybe I should just apply that little nugget to myself. After all, I am a little old for stomping my feet and screaming when things don't go my way, just by a few years at least.....


emily the mom said...

wow. my little banner is um, positively HUGE.

Anonymous said...

your comment on my FB page wasn't to positive...& I am positive about that!!! Lent is more then just giving something up and going thru the motions. It's about relying on Him to GET you thru those tough times of when u realize you gave up something for Lent. It's only then, that we realize the true sacrifice and meaning of Lent. Or something like that. I can't really remember verbatim what the article in Redbook said.

Fiona said...

"What do I always say to my kids? You get what you get, don't throw a fit."
Ha! my kids hear this often!