Monday, January 20, 2014

Happiness Is...A Do-Over

“Peace begins with a smile.” ~Mother Theresa

This is how our week started.

Henry sat on my hip as I tried to figure out how to set the alarm on my brand spanking new cell phone. Suddenly, he swung his baby arm and smacked the phone from my hands. I watched in horror as the shiny device smashed to pieces on the floor. I could feel myself slipping into a black hole of anxiety.

"This is going to be the worst week ever," I mumbled. When I bent down to pick up my busted phone, I took a couple of breaths. Suddenly, I decided to let the pity parade pass me by. I gave Henry a big hug and a warm smile. I was determined to turn this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day around!

"I call a do-over!" I said as I stuffed Henry into his snowsuit and headed out the door. A walk along the canal was just what we needed. It gave us a boost of happiness and allowed us to connect with nature. Bad days happen to everyone, but we have the power to guide our minds into a happier state. I'm pretty good at stopping negativity in its tracks. I mean, I was born with glitter in my veins! Next time you're on the bad day train, jump off! Meditate, go for a walk, listen to music and tap into gratitude.

Happy highlights from our week that I am thankful for:

  • Work. Yes, I go to bed at 8 p.m and get up at 3:30 a.m, but heading to a job I love makes it easier-and lattes. Love my lattes.

  • Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom. I love spending my days with Henry, teaching him, celebrating his milestones and showing him affection. I am so blessed.
  • Playdates. I had a chance to catch up and laugh with some mom friends I really click with and Henry got to socialize with other babies his age. This week he enjoyed a fancy lunch with his friend Audrey and he also got to dive into the ball pit with Leia and Quinny at Cosmic Adventures. 

  •  Crafternoon. The weather was a little too cold, so we stayed in and got our craft on. This week's project was salad spinner art. This awesome mom inspired me. Henry loved that he got a turn to spin. The fun part is not knowing what the outcome will be until you lift off the top.

Moral of the story: find the glitter lining.

Have an awesome, great, amazing, very good day, friends!!!


  1. Great post! We've all been there! You chose to handle it like a pro. Don't sweat the small stuff.

    ALSO you have the greatest activities to do with your son!

  2. Thanks for the shout out lady! I'm glad you tried out the salad spinner art.
    Also, you look great behind the mic. Love your positive attitude about turning things around, we have the choice to how we react.
    Deep breaths!

    1. I look forward to when Henry is a bit older and he can do more crafts. I'm sure I'll be getting a lot of ideas on your amazing blog.


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