Thursday, November 5, 2009
What I've Learned while Being Sick
*My husband can take care of the house and the kids and the pets without me. Time to give up some control issues I have.
*My kids listen more to me when I whisper and respond in a whisper. (I had lost my voice and talking triggered coughing spells, so I had to speak softly and slowly. They looked at me very intently as I gave them direction and then would whisper back, "Okay.")
*My kids can be more self-reliant than I gave them credit. Time to stretch them a bit and let them grow up.
*Ice cream isn't fattening when you're sick. (Okay...so, maybe that's just wishful thinking).
*I have much to be thankful.
Which brings me to something that I had forgotten about: my thankful journal/to-do list. Everynight I would write down things about each person in my family that I'm thankful for and then write 3 things I want to accomplish the next day. It really helped my attitude.
Why did I stop? I probably became tired and didn't feel like writing...just wanted to sleep. Then maybe I was mad...not sure. Enough times like that then it's easy to slip out of the habit.
Time to start it up, again. As part of my fitness journey, I will begin my thankful journal.