Thursday, December 11, 2008

Power of Positivity

I think I could make cookies every day. I love making them, eating them, smelling them, sharing them. Mostly eating them! It's a happy thing in my life. I also feel very strongly in the law of attraction. My thoughts have sometimes been negative and I find myself complaining. And for good reason, I mean, life can be tough. But I want to be grateful for my life, and really I am. I just need a little reminder now and then. So I make cookies as often as possible because it's easy and it makes me happy. Well, things were so crazy there for awhile that I was putting the most important things last and there certainly wasn't time to make cookies. I realized that this life is too short to not make the most of it. And make the most of it with those who are most important. I want to turn things around, and here's how I'll start...
  • Instead of saying, "Oh no, I've got piles of laundry to do every week." I will start saying, "Yeah, laundry! Look at all the clothes we have!"
  • Instead of saying, "No way can there be dishes in the sink again!" I will start saying, "Wow, we always have something to eat."
  • Instead of saying, "What are you whining about now?" I will start saying, "You learn from me, so I will always say things sweetly."
  • Instead of saying, "More orders! I don't want to sew!!" I will start saying, "People like what I make and it helps pay the bills. Keep 'em coming!"
  • Instead of saying, "Pat is gone again. I'm all alone." I will start saying, "Man, I'm lucky to have a husband who works so hard and goes to school so he can get a job to support our family for the rest of our lives. I'm a lucky girl."
  • Instead of saying, "I think I'm going to SCREAM if you kids wake me up in the middle of the night again!!" I will start saying...no, I really will scream if they keep waking me up.

As like quickly passes me by, I want to cherish each moment. I know I will look back on what I thought were "hard times" and laugh at how easy I had it. Thank you Lukas and Max for seeing me at my worst and still loving me. Thank you Pat for supporting me and sacrificing so much for us, and loving me. Life is what you make of it, so I want to make cookies! Warm and sweet and every bite worth taking!

9 comments:

Jeremy and Molly Horn said...

Thank you for writing that. I think I will start thinking positive, it couldnt hurt.

Tyler and Julia said...

JaNece, you are such a gifted and talented person. You always say exactly what I need to hear in the majority of your blog posts. Tyler & I are soooooo grateful to you, because you are so supportive of Pat whenever he needs to be away from home. He's worked so hard to try and find us the perfect home, and so we are not only grateful to him, but to you too! THANK YOU!

Casey and Whitney MCkell said...

jANECE I AM TELLING YA!!! YOU ARE WHO I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP!!! YOU THE BEST!!!!

E Winzeler said...

That was a darling post...I loved the whining one...maybe if I whined less so would my kids, that's a novel idea! You are such a strong, kind, thoughtful person and I think the world of you. I know one thing that will make a life a little sweeter....THE BACHELOR!!! Only 3 more weeks :)!!! Oh, and by the way, I'd love some cookies :) J/K You're a doll Janece, thanks for all you do, I hope you know how much you are appreciated and looked up to!

Kenna said...

I have a lot to learn from you. You are amazing. And your cookies are awesome! I miss them!

Patty R said...

Cookies always make everything better and you make the best cookies, lol. I love this post, glad to see you posting again, I missed your posts. Love ya!

Emily said...

Great post. Great reminders of looking at the glass half full. I needed that! Merry Christmas!

Jyl said...

Ok you are too darn cute, and I cant wait to see you this weekend.. that is still happeneing right? I want to talk to you about it and I looked at my clock last night at 9:12 and thought, its too late to call her, but i almost did! I want to copy on your new life changes! k?

Windy said...

Oh I loved reading that... I especially loved what you wrote about them waking you in the middle of the night haha!