There are some other blogs out there, like SouleMama and Walk Slowly, Live Wildly (which are FAR better than this blog, which makes me wonder why you are all even here in the first place), that are amazingly positive and inspiring.
In one of her posts, SouleMama talked about why she doesn't write about things in her life that are "challenging", and she said that writing her blog is...
..one of the ways in which I remind myself of the joys, the beauty and the blessings around me each and every day. Writing here helps me to remember. And it helps me to see and look for those things, people and moments which do bring me joy. Writing about them helps me hold onto those moments. And I find myself wanting and making more space and opportunity for these kinds of moments to enter our days...and my heart.
So, that is what I want to do more of. I've been feeling pretty good lately (and I haven't even gotten a sunlamp!), so why not reflect on that more? No more soapboxes, or insults, or crabbiness for awhile. I'm going to give this inspirational stuff a shot.
I have a good life. I look at my life, and even though we don't have a place of our own and earn hardly any money right now, I still see it as a very, very good and happy life.
So, I would like to share with you some of our awesomeness. And hopefully this, in turn, will help you think of your own awesomeness and how good your own life is (and just think, you've probably got your own home, are earning lots more money than we are, and haven't been wearing ill-fitting bras up until two weeks ago, so just think about how happy YOU should be right now!).
Plus, everybody's life looks great when the highlights are captured in pictures or set to video with a delightful musical montage. Try it!
Let's start with our awesomeness for today. We started the day off going ice skating as the sun came up this morning...
It was really nice. Aren't we awesome doing stuff like this and then writing about it? (I am only partly mocking myself here.)
Ocean was there too, but I didn't take any pictures of her that were blog-worthy. Sorry, Ocean. I have high standards.
And this was cute... Every time Peace would fall down (which she would do on purpose half the time), she would say, "Whoa, Tim Tibow fall down." It was my first time hearing that, but I suspect it's part of a game she plays with her father.
So, there you go. My first, of MANY, inspiring (did I inspire you to take your kids ice skating at 8:00 in the morning? I hope I did) and positive posts showcasing the awesomeness of my life. Enjoy the ride!