can help remove the burden of boredom
when it comes to repetitious jobs.
(Like cleaning the darn house.)
A - Accepting that some things
are just not as important as we thought
gives us permission to let go
and enjoy what really matters.
(Like spending fun time with family
versus making sure the floor boards are spotless
or the stove burners sparkle.)
T - Treasuring the moments we have
with our children while they are still young
is a wonderful way to build memories.
Sit down with them on the floor,
blow bubbles, play with playdoh,
and laugh at silly jokes.
U - Understanding that perfection is out of reach
and does not need to be on the short list of weekend goals
will free us to experience other adventures.
R - Remembering what it was like when we were children
can provide the insights necessary
to embrace our own children's need
for activities and parent time.
D - Directing a few planned moments or surprises
can enhance the moods and family bonding.
(A movie, trip to the park, or a special meal
we create together are a few ideas.)
A - Admitting that we need some scheduled alone time
to replenish our reserves of patience and inner peace
is an important component toward improving our relationships.
When we are worn out and feel
that we cannot give anymore,
everyone feels it.
It's okay to take a few moments for yourself.
Y - YES does not have to be a first response.
If saying yes makes your heart race, your stomach churn,
and your head ache, then it's a sign
you need to consider more "NO" responses
and measure what energy you are able to offer.
solutions to your challenges,
and answers to your prayers.