Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 2 Triumphant Smile

Today, I may not have had a big laugh out loud moment resembling my shower insanity of yesterday, but I definitely felt the potential of what smiling can hold for me. I found myself celebrating a minor triumph with a contented grin. The word contented is key here! Let me explain why... Today, I was able to stop my son from having a meltdown before he was able to shed tears! It was quick and painless for us all. Instead of worrying about how to prevent these sudden emotional downfalls like I usually do, I allowed myself to breathe in and out a few times and just smile. I was successful after all, why not take a minute to let that sink in for once. There was no way I could have seen my son's inner turmoil brewing under the circumstances so there's no sense in trying to analyze it further. I let myself enjoy our small win and be content. A minute later, not only was I smiling, but so was my son. And that's another reason to smile...

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