Lessons I Learned
.Children-teenagers...or young adults......
Take a moment and remember what they have taught you. I just did.
1. Everyday is a new day.
I beat my head up when I make a mistake.I relive the incident over and over and over and over. I have made a mistake and I can't quit thinking about. Now this mistake hurt no one and no blood or anything like that was involved-just a simple mistake on my part.
"Get over it Mom" daughters say.
Sleepless nights of rolling, tumbling, and keeping husband awake doesn't help. With dawn approaching, I get that pit in my stomach again-ready to face the day
and you know what?
Today is a brand new day and the mistake I had made earlier-no one remembers it-but me. So my evening of worry and sleepless night was a waste. Every day is a new day and I knew that. I just need to practice this more.
Oh Man----I don't even have patience at a drive-thru. If you hear someone blowing a horn at McDonald's or some other fast food drive thru-it's me. When it comes to technology--not one ounce of patience. I want it to pop up or do what I want it to do --let's just say NOW!!!!
"Give it time Mom"another saying from daughters.
Honestly, now one must admit, I have seen teenagers and young adults have more patience with the use of technology than I ever could. There have been many moments I wanted to throw my camera or cell phone away-I also talk to my cell phone-calling it dumb. Don't believe I have witnessed a young adult actually talking to a cell phone. Too many times to mention how I wanted to throw away my computer because it was too slow for me or I couldn't figure out how to do something on it.
Patience, patience, patience---One would think the older I get the more patience I would have-but not with some things.
3. Don't sweat it.
I forgot to put something away so I naturally jump up and do it, I forgot to get the towels out of the dryer and the dryer buzzed about 2 minutes ago, or I forgot, I forgot, and it goes on and on.
"Mom-relax and take a chill pill." another saying from daughters.
I am learning everyday. Now I just need to practice these more!