NOTE: Watch the video above before reading the story below.
BELLA STORY & (3) LESSON: Super proud of our daughter this morning for how she handled a situation. I told her I was going to turn it into a lesson for others to learn from.
Jim and Bella love to go on daddy daughter breakfast dates before school and today was “going to be” one of the days. Last night Jim texted Bella “we are leaving at 7:40”. This morning at 7:40 she came into our room to find us still sleeping. She woke him up and of course was not happy so she left the room. Ten minutes later I came out to check on her. I searched everywhere and she was no where to be found so I called her phone. She answered a bit out of breathe
(Me) Baby where are you?
(Bella) Can Daddy hear you?
(Me) No, why, where are you?
(Bella) I’m hurrying on my way back from Einstein Bagels to surprise daddy with our favorite bagels for breakfast
We all have things like that happen to us on daily basis. We get to choose how we want to react to those types of episodes and incidents:
1. We can think about only ourselves and be disappointed, sad, upset or even play victim. We can tell all our friends about the horrible start to your day and even post about it on Social Media, etc. etc.
2. We can be a “No big deal” type of person and figure out a win/win workaround.
3. This morning could have gone in a completely different direction but it didn’t. It was an awesome morning that actually attracted Bella more joy and happiness that had it of gone the other way.
Darla, this lesson was just what I have been looking for – I have been aware of my negative emotions (in fact I have a self-critical voice that is hard to turn off) , have been searching for a way to control them and silence them and think happy thots instead. Aware enough to KNOW thats what I need to do.. but my methods were not working. I will finish the assignments in the am,
Have also been run down and tired and stresssed , so much that I came down with a cold last week (only 2nd one in over 8 yrs.)
I definitely have watched this video in the past… But is something that you don’t think about at the times when you need to! So it will be an exercise that needs to become a habit.