I have been busy getting my kitchen painted.
Right now I am a mess.
Paint on my clothes.
Paint in my hair.
Paint in my fingernails.
I am the sloppiest painter I've ever come across.
I can't even really say I look cute right now.
So I'm anxious to hear what you all did for yourselves this week.
Leave me a comment,
or send an email.
I really want to know that you took some time just for you
and what you did.
I actually took some time to do a couple extra blog posts.
(along with getting my massage, which I already told you about)
I love blogging, but sometimes find it even hard to get that done.
Hopefully I will keep it up.
I came across this quote while surfing on Pinterest
(I have to set my timer when I'm on that site. It's more addicting than alcohol)
"Expectation is the root of all heartache"
When you stop and truly pay attention
to these words and what they mean,
it's true, isn't it?
As I thought about it,
these thoughts came to my mind:
I've had a hard time being in my own skin this week.
I'm extremely irritated.
Things that would have never bothered me before
totally tick me off.
I find myself saying things
I regret and acting on feelings
in ways that aren't "me".
Because I expect certain things from certain people.
And because they didn't follow through,
or behave the way I expected,
it hurt me.
So I became my evil counterpart.
And just how on earth does that make the world a better place?
All it does is create a ripple of negativity
and makes me look bad.
So today I have put on my big girl panties,
put a smile on my face,
and will truly work on expecting
nothing and accepting people (and myself) as they are.
I don't think this is going to be an easy task.
But it can be done
if I really want to change.
I think to some level it's OK to expect things.
I expect my boys to do what's right.
I expect the sun to come up tomorrow morning.
I expect there to be money in my bank account 24/7
You get the idea.
And can I just be honest?
This Make A Difference Monday I started
can really irk me.
It FORCES me to look at myself.
Do you know how painful that can be sometimes?
May your expectations be low
and your rewards be high!