I sure appreciated all the comments on the Giveaway Friday post from last week. I loved the answers you gave for the TableTopics questions I asked Shawni, and as I was dealing with two sick kids and being sick myself this weekend, I found a lot of your suggestions so very helpful. • When I’m feeling low I try to do something for someone else. OR I bake myself happy • My mom taught me to have an eternal perspective. There are some things that really matter and some things that don’t. Spend your time worrying about the things that matter. • When I feel down I try to work out, or put on movie or something that makes me laugh hard, also a good work out! • Service. Give, give and give. The more you give, the better you feel. It could be to your own family members or to those not in your family. A clean house never makes me feel as good as service makes me feel. • I love to run to get my mind off of things. It gets rid of everything! • When I’m feeling low, I bake- and then eat- usually chocolate chip cookies is the best- or i get down and play with my girls (2 and 8 months). • I talk to my husband or if he’s not right there, my sisters or my good friends. I always feel better after sharing what’s going on in my head/heart. Nothing lifts me up like connecting with those I love.
Next time I'm not feeling great, I'm going to bake cookies, eat some, and then run them over to someone who needs some service! That should work, right? *grin*
I wasn't able to bake or run this weekend, and hubby could tell we were getting a little stir crazy this morning. G-Man was feeling so much better, but still a bit too sick to go to preschool. And after being cooped up all weekend, the kids were done watching TV, so we decided to get ourselves outside and get the kids in the fresh air. We headed for the Wildflower Center near our house. It's been a pretty glorious spring for wildflowers so far.
Nothing like a blue sky and some gorgeous flowers to perk you up...
Luckily, this one only has a cold and in spite of the coughing she's still doing, she's in much better spirits today.
And we thought this one was on the mend - he had a lot of fun being outdoors today - and then I found him curled up on the couch asleep this afternoon. Hope he's better tomorrow.
Love this. If looking at this picture doesn't make my day better, not much can.
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