Saturday, October 17, 2009

Between the lines...

I was all set to write a fabulous post all about being on the set of a show that David is working on, but Blogger is not uploading my photos. Sigh. I will try again tomorrow.

In the meantime, I was thinking a bit about something a friend mentioned yesterday. We were chatting about my blog and he asked how I make all of my stories come out "right"? At first I wasn't sure what he meant. He explained that my stories always end well, with humor or kindness or perhaps something learned.

I guess that I have a few different answers. One thing which I consider deeply before I post something is whether I am telling a story that I'd want my kids to read. Am I being unkind? Am I complaining? Am I telling a story that is not mine to tell?

The other thing which I consider, the thing which is honest and truly at the heart of this blog is that I firmly believe that we make our own happiness. I try to find joy in every single day. It is a choice, but the only one for me.

If I can laugh about my most difficult days, if I can find a small gem in a pile of misery, I will focus on it.

Because at the end of every day I can take an inventory of my life and know that I have all that a woman could ever need. The love of a good man, the sweet delights of mothering my girls, a warm house, chocolate. The perfect recipe for a grateful heart.

Only an idiot would complain about this life.

7 comments:

Julie said...

You believe in fairy tales. I do too. It's so nice ending a day with "and they lived happily ever after." Instead of "we finally got our chance to be on an episode of COPS today."

Piecefulafternoon said...

Well said - have a happy evening.

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the reminder, Sara. Man was I in my own crap all day Saturday. After reading this, I was able to make a much-needed adjustment to my attitude. I just love finding the nugget of gold in the day and for me, this post was it.

Ginger said...

You have a great outlook on life. Not only that, you have a way with words that not everybody has. You are just made to write and blog. Keep up the good work.

mgster said...

I just love your attitude! It's what makes you such a wonderful mom. :)

Lisa said...

Amen sister! You do have great stories! Thanks for sharing them. And really we all have stories that end up ok. You just make them fun too! We should all focus on what we have and not what we don't!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me realize why I am addicted to your blog. I also try to see the best of each day. I believe this optimistic perspective to be the greatest gift that my mother gave to me and that her mother gave to her. Recently, I read a developmental study that corroborated what I knew in my heart all along: children take on the worldview of their mamas. Every time, I hear my girls say: "We are so lucky because..." I am hopeful that their worlds will be a brighter place because they will look for sunbeams instead of shadows. xoxoxo to you babe Mari