Thursday, April 8, 2010

It is all up to YOU!

Today is a new day and the possibilities are endless.
Will you get up on the right side of the bed?
Will you feed yourself a nutrious breakfast?
Will you do something quiet for yourself before beginning the household duties?
Will you gift yourself with a hot shower?
Will you wear something you don't normally let yourself wear because it might be too nice for being home with the kids or a Thursday at the office?
Will you take your little ones outside for fresh air and good old fashioned play?
Will you allow yourself to sit and enjoy them playing ..instead of worrying about laundry needing to be folded?
 Will you say no to something that doesn't make you happy?
Will you say yes to something that gives pleasure?
Will you be less hard on yourself?
Will you choose to count to ten or walk away before your patience is lost?
Will you do your job or follow through with your responsibilites with a smile on your face?
Will you walk a little faster?
Will you give up the first parking spot so that you can get a little exercise and breathe a little more fresh air?
Will you throw in a few squats while you are waiting for the water to boil?
Will you drink a few glasses of water?
Will you turn up the radio and let a song move you?
Will you find something to laugh at - really laugh at?
Will you do less judging and more putting yourself in their shoes?

Will you tip your head back and look up at the sky and realize the vast possibilities...
because it is all up to you!
Today is your present.
Make it the best one you have opened.
Realize the possibilities and make it worth it.
It is all YOU.
Build it.

This post is part of Friday Follow and New Friend Friday.


shellycoulter said...

These are the actions of a great life! :)

Shell said...

What a beautiful post!

Hattie said...

Great post! I need to remember to do some of those things!

The Gardiner Family said...

great post!

Anonymous said...

this hit home today........ RR

Catpad said...


Meghan said...

It's difficult to remember that even as a busy mother, we have choices throughout the day. Thank you!

Eclipsed said...

Ok, so I actually printed this post out to keep in my wallet to read like a little mantra each day. To remind myself that I have the power to create a positive environment (both inner and outer) for myself. Great of my favorites.

Crystal said...

love this - just what I needed :)

Jenn said...

What a wonderful post!
Jenn :)
Visiting from FF...

Brittany@twocrazycupcakes said...

Great points and things to remember. I love your reminder at the top of your blog. Having multiples, I flew through the days just trying to make it to bedtime. Oh how I wish I had more pictures! Thanks :) Here from NFF!

Sarah Lewis said...

Love it! Happy Friday FOllow. Have a blessed weekend!


Ode to Motherhood said...

Lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

Following from FF. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Have a great weekend!

Busy Working Mama said...

Happy Friday Follow! I'm you're newest follower :) My blog is at:

The 3 Bishops said...

Hello !! Stopping in from New Friend Friday. Love your Blog !

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Happy Friday !

Shayna Mills said...

I'm hopping over from FF and so glad I did, I'm now a new follower since I like what I'm reading/finding here on your great blog. I'd love for you to stop by and meet me and have you as a follower as well. I hope you have a great Friday and gain a lot of new followers. I will for sure be back. is my blog and my FF post is here at

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

I hopped over from New Friend Friday and am so happy that I did! Hope to see you back at my place sometime soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope that you will do the same. Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!


Tutus and Tantrumns said...

what a lovely motivational post! And squats while waiting for the water to boil...I never thought of that, great idea! I love your title! Very cute and so true!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Anonymous said...

Very motivating! Stopping in from SITS to say hello.

Neena said...

Very motivating! Stopping in from SITS to say hello.

One 2 Try said...

Will you be kind to someone who needs it?

Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. Rita @ One 2 Try.

Mr Monkey said...

Hi -I'm a new follower of you from FF. every follower that joins I will be releasing a Unicorn back into the wilds of the New Jersey boardwalk. So please do your part by joining and saving these special creatures. Thanks
Mr. Monkey


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