People often talk about setting themselves up for failure, but you don't often hear about them setting themselves up for success. I think that it is easy to get lost and focus on the negatives of life, I for one am trying to teach my children to flop that process around. I feel that it is my job as their mother!
We all know the good ol standby sayings:
If you don't have anything nice to say then say nothing at all.
Think of it as the glass is half full, not empty.
Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you.
Words, while important, often get lost upon a child. Which leads me to one of the big ones; actions speak louder than words. This is something that I need to do! Not only to show those around me, but to show myself.
I've been stressing a little bit about the Mother's Day BBQ that I'm going to tomorrow, thinking that I'm gonna either blow it or not be able to eat at all. Today I decided that I am going to do neither. I'm going to set myself up for success instead! I'm bringing a couple of sides I can have and my own turkey burger. Te de, ta da and wa la!