Sometimes the thoughts in my head about myself are unbalanced toward the negative. I think of the good and the bad that I've done and I give the good too little time on the "stage" of my mind. The bad gets more stage time, and it's not good for me.
Do you do the same? I'm pretty sure a lot of us do this. I think it takes some fighting to change. So, today I'm writing to myself. And I'm giving equal stage time to the good as the bad.
I'm not perfect, but I'm doing good things. I need to keep improving, but all is not lost & although I'm messing up on some things, I'm succeeding at others and I'm recognizing where I need to improve.
Note to self:
Today Katrina drew a really cool picture and you weren't really paying attention when she told you she was drawing a face. You should've enjoyed it & gotten excited with her about what a good job she did. Instead you noticed the little drawing on the floor by the pencil crayons after she had gone to bed and asked yourself if she had really drawn everything on that page (cuz it was pretty darn good for a 2 year old) or if Talia had done some. And then you felt bad because you hadn't been paying close enough attention at the time, to notice. Fix that next time, k?
You're doing okay though. You have been encouraging Talia and getting excited over her progress as she practises "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on the piano. You also helped her memorize the first Article of Faith and taught her about what it means. And you carefully explained about what divorce is when she asked questions about The Parent Trap, and then made sure she understood about Eternal Families.
You're doing good things. You're doing okay.
p.s. Congratulations to Regina from Chalk in My Pocket, you won the My Lip Stuff giveaway (& you have a great blog with really cute ideas by the way- love it! :)