Friday, August 28, 2015

happy weekend

I've been thinking about this all week. Yesterday, Elliot was really mad at Oliver about something, and he said, "Oliver made me so mad!" I think that's our natural response. But someone else can't make us mad. We just let ourselves get mad, which I tried to explain to Elliot, but of course he didn't really understand.

Anyway, sometimes I just have to decide that I'm going to be happy, even when I don't particularly feel that way, and like magic, I become happy (this is another good lesson from the Happiness Project). It's the same for anything, I think. If I decide I am confident, I'll feel more confident. If I decide that I am a runner, I'll feel like a runner. I can be whatever I choose to be. Why it has taken me this long to learn this, I'll never know. Hopefully this is a lesson I can instill in my children at an earlier age.

This week has been filled with routine, and that makes me feel good. And also sort of tired, so I am looking forward to a low-key weekend. I always think I want to have grand weekend plans, but really, I just want us all to hang out at home together and eat pizza.

Doesn't that sound nice? Have a happy one!


  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me!

  2. I have a blog post/blog series idea for you: Hot breakfast. I want ideas and recipes and info like if you do any night prep, how long to plan for each recipe, etc. We're in a real cereal & re-heated waffles rut.

  3. Deciding that I am now a morning person has helped launch me into actually being more of a morning person. It's a great trick, once you discovering it! Also, I second Abbie Lewis' blog idea for you on hot breakfasts, BIG TIME. Cheers!


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