Friday, August 28, 2015
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!
posted by stephanie at 12:44 PM