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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!!

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JUMPINJULIE 3/23/2013 5:07PM

    your doing awesome

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CLPURNELL 3/18/2013 11:39PM

    You are right on. What you say and what you do is how you feel. If you say and/or do negative things that is how you will feel.

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LIVEDAILY 3/18/2013 10:22PM

    With little ones, often the reasons why they have a tantrum is because they can't express themselves with words and that's extremely frustrating for them. Then, of course, we adults don't get it at all, and that's even more frustrating! Giving little ones a choice helps a lot: You may have this or that; you may go here or there; you may eat this thing or that thing; you may have this blanket or that blanket. Make sure you can live with either of the choices, and then allow her to make the choice and stuck with it. Be consistent and firm and patient.

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EATVEGAN 3/18/2013 3:55PM

    You're doing so well, I can only be in awe. You're making some important discoveries. Even when it's things we know, it's so easy to let them slip. emoticon emoticon
Love, Mom

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LINDAK25 3/18/2013 12:57PM

    I like your plan! I have to agree with you on being positive. I'm trying to go to bed earlier than midnight. It's really hard, isn't it? If I go to bed at 10 or 10:30 I lie there awake until midnight anyway. Something to work on! Have a great week!

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WALLAHALLA 3/18/2013 12:01PM

    When correcting my son, I always start with a positive. "I love you too much to let you..." You have to practice at putting a positive turn on things, but in the long run, it is so worth it. It is a great skill you are working on!

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STHAX10 3/18/2013 9:14AM

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COCK-ROBIN 3/18/2013 3:54AM

    You're doing great!

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COOKIE_AT_51 3/18/2013 3:53AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing! I like your 'tude and you are so right about being negative with our thoughts. emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 3/18/2013 3:33AM

    I'm sorry about the tantrum stuff, and the negativity. I know how much negativity or positivity can be contageous, and I'm glad you aren't giving up.

I'm glad you went to bed early but I'm sorry you couldn't stay asleep, that can get frustrating. It happens to me sometimes too.

It sounds like you have a great idea of what this week will bring and I know you can get it done. emoticon

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