Day 17 of 'Tude
Monday, March 18, 2013
Today was a rough day. Not so much for me but for my daughter. Marlie has hit the tantrum stage! She was having them a bit before but not EVERY DAY! She is really attacked to her mom's comforter and insists that it is her blanket and that she should drag it out into the living room. She seems to think that she HAS to have a blanket all the time and if you have the blanket that she wants, you better give it up or she has a fit. So we have been dealing with that.
One thing I have struggled with lately in my quest to keep it positive is that my daughter has a terrible negative attitude about everything. This has really made things tougher for me but I am not giving in or giving up.
Last night I slipped away to my room to go to bed early. I didn't even say goodnight so that I didn't cause a huge fight with Marlie. I actually went to bed before midnight! It didn't take long for me to go to sleep. I was pretty tired.
I slept pretty well for about 2 hours and then I was wide awake. I finally decided to get up and read. I had a pile of magazines that I had put on my side table by the bed so I decided to read one of them. The magazines were "Believer's Voice Of Victory" by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland.
I read a couple of articles on faith and speaking the Word. These articles were right on point for me. Although it was late, I really was glad that I read them. It was good timing for what I am working on this month and for where I am right now.
One of the verses that they stated was "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." I am not sure just where that if found. Sorry, I didn't look that up before I began this blog. It did make me think that if I am speaking negativity about things, that I must have negative stuff inside. It was beginning to make sense to me. The more I keep speaking negative, the more that gets inside and then comes right back out of my mouth. SO...I need to get really positive. The more I think and speak positively, the more that will get down into the inside and then positivity is what will be coming out of my mouth! I also need to speak the Word! I need to speak what the Bible says about me and get those things into my heart so that those are the things that I speak about myself from now on.
So I am looking forward to this week. I gained 1.8 last week but I am not upset. With having some days of dealing with pain, I am just letting it go and pushing forward.
The focus for this week is to continue to be positive and keep a positive attitude. I will also be drinking 12 - 16 glasses of water daily. I will also be doing 15 minutes (minimum) of exercise daily.
On the home front, I will continue with my small projects but will be sure to take the necessary rest breaks so that I don't over do it. I will not try to complete everything in one day. I will break things up over the course of the week.
So with my plan in hand, I am going to say good night. It is almost midnight and I want to read a bit before I go to bed.
Much love and positive thoughts!!