I love the weekends. It gives me an opportunity to turn my work laptop off and jump full force into taking care of my home, family and friends. I usually work in a little extra time for excercise and writing. I take time on Sundays for goal setting and reading as well. It’s non negotiable.
This weekend I was super lazy. I barely wanted to make my bed or come out of my sweats. I did cereal for breakfast instead of pancakes, eggs and all the other fixings I like to pile on. I just wasn’t myself.
When that happens I have to consciously shake myself out of it. My biggest motivation is my children. I want to be an example for them. I want to be a point of reference. So I had to shake the funk off… literally.
Since I’m pretty festive (adore holidays) we decided to break out some arts and crafts so we could put out some pumpkins for Halloween. On one we did the cute face but on the other we wrote down the things we’re grateful for. That way this activity carries well into Thanksgiving. Below is the YouTube link for the gospel channel we chose today.
We play gospel music while we work. The big kids help the little ones. Today my niece Liza was visiting so she got involved too. It’s a great way to get centered and have beautiful bright things around your home to put a smile on your face.
I love the way they tackle the day. I love the way they’re down for anything and they don’t think I’m “corny” for wanting to do these things with them. We get down and play. I love that they read e.e. Cummings with me. I love that they like Van Gogh. I love them. Happiness is a choice.
By Shaun Liriano
Tell me in the comments what you like to do with your children, godchildren, grandchildren, etc. Tell me what you’re thankful for. Tell me how you get out of those “funky days.”