I can talk and write about all this lovely stuff, but in the end, even in the midst of writing about compassion and love and happily laying out words of encouragement and understanding, I am so backwards.
I'm writing away, lalala, and my son comes in to ask for batteries. Ugg...I was so ungracious. Why does he have to interrupt me? Why do I have to look NOW for batteries? Why can't you find them yourself? Don't you know I'm trying to write about sweetness and light?!
It turns out that I need a good hour to myself every single day to unwind and recharge my patience. If I don't, I can't even seem to function on a "nice" level. That is the ugly truth of it.
I love these children more than my own life.
They make me proud and remind me of how good we can be as human beings.
They also try me at every turn and show me how important it is to get time to myself.
I actually don't feel that this is the UGLY truth, I think this is a human truth. We all have our things that "recharge" us to deal fairly and patiently in life's situations. It is as much a part of my life as eating and sleeping are. What recharges you?
I've added some music I've been listening to lately on my sidebar...
I think Sarah of paper roads has lovely ideas and so, yes, I've copied her on this as well!