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One of my first blog posts on here was talking about how I had read The Happiness Project By Gretchin Rubin.  I talked about how my goal was to laugh more and to be happy more.  See the blog post here:  https://mylittleblessedlife.wordpress.com/?s=happiness+project

Haha funny I now realize that was just over a year ago.  Jan 20th of last year.

It’s not funny though that I have failed this goal miserably.  UGH!!

I don’t know why…but I think in general I’m not a happy person….well wait…maybe I am…but maybe I just have a hard time showing it.  Lots of times I let stress overcrowd  all other emotions until there just doesn’t seem to much room for any happy left in my day.

FYI, I hate being like this.  I find myself breaking my promises to Little E, snapping when I really shouldn’t and sometimes just talking in an angry way.  Yes,  I know we all have our days but mine seems to be more  than just one day a week….try like four or five.

So, like I said..I have failed miserably in the laugh more section.

I want to change that though!  I want to be more fun, be  more happy, be less in control and less stressed in my life.  Do I think I can do it?  Yes, I definitely do.

How?

Well, that’s a hard question to answer.  I think one of the first steps is to have regular, longer quiet time with God each day. Something to calm my heart and to prepare me for my day ahead or to calm me after my day.

Another thing is to not let things stress me as much.  I know that this won’t be easy AT ALL, but I can definitely work at it.  If you see me stressing…tell me to laugh instead.  I may look like I’m about to hit you…but don’t be scared I really won’t. (hopefully)

One more thing is to step back from those times when I’m not being happy and to look at them as an outsider and see how I may be hurting those around me.

The biggest thing though?  To remember my Little E when he says “Mommy, be happy!”

Yeah…that’s a big punch in the gut, but it’s true.   I don’t want my child remembering his mommy as not being fun or not being happy or just being angry all the time.  I don’t want him to remember me as somebody who was annoyed over ever single thing or just couldn’t relax enough to play with him.

So, that being said…THIS challenge for myself is my big challenge for the year.  My New Year’s resolution of sorts.  I want to be happy more.  I WILL be happy more.  I will enjoy the relationships around me more instead of trying to be in control of them.  I won’t stress the small stuff, and I’ll walk with hand in hand with my husband along the way.

My goal?  My goal is obviously to be happier…but another goal is to fall in love more with my family and to the best friend, relative, and person to those around me.

Laura

Blessing:  I’m having chinese food with hubby tonight!!!

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On the rare occasion when it’s sunny outside we get to play in the back yard.  One of the favourite things for the kids to do is go down the slide and play the “letter game”.  The letter game goes a little something like this:

Kid goes down the slide.  I tell them a letter.  They tell me a word that starts with a letter.  It’s a great game that they love to play and also learn at the same time.

On this Laughable Line occasion Amazing A was going down the slide and his letter was Z.

This is the conversation that followed:

Amazing A – “Z is for Zad”

Me:  “I don’t know what Zad is.”

Amazing A – “Me either, but it starts with Z.”

Lol.  🙂

Hope you all are enjoying your Monday. 🙂

Blessing:  It may be raining here…but I love the rain…it’s a great day to relax with the kiddos and do indoor fun stuff.

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