Tuesday was a very, very bad day for me. I won't go into details but just say, again, it was a very, very bad day. Yesterday was much better after some major prayer, some unloading and venting with family and my hubby along with very appreciated consolation and my husband being off all day on Wednesday to help me out. Having the missionaries over and the Spirit they brought helped out a lot as well. Today was pretty blah but I had some personal breakthroughs that I'm very proud of. I was more patient and yelled a lot less with my kids today which makes my heart happy because they are the best kids and do not deserve an unpatient mother and to be yelled at. So today while I was updating the old blog and Baily was at her friend's house playing I realized that Joaquin was being way too quiet. I noticed this way too late. Out comes my sweet boy covered in my lovely shade of Violet Mist lipstick. Lovely. Before I could get mad I was touched by the Spirit and quick to my recollection came the talk from General Conference last fall by Elder Wirthlin called "Come What May And Love It." It was one of those talks that touched me in a way that I will remember it for the rest of my life. I've included the link below so if you have a chance you should really read it or watch it. Anyway, in this talk, Elder Wirthlin talked about trials and ways to face them and one of those ways is to laugh at situations that might otherwise fluster or anger you. This was definitely one of those moments. I am so grateful for that touching moment by the Holy Ghost because as I started to laugh at my boy he quickly swiped his look of fear off his face (he was scared what I was gonna do because he thought for sure he was in trouble) and got this adoring, unforgettable smile on his face. It was such a sweet moment and I'm glad I was able to enjoy it instead of regret yelling or getting angry. Man I love this kid. And I would trade that smile for a Violet Mist tube of lipstick any day!
P.S. I'm going to start including discussion questions at the end of each post to try and generate some good discussion. And yes, that means you have to comment to participate. And yes, this is a way for me to get some comments but really, that's not the only reason. Really. So the question of the day today is:
When was a time you had to laugh about something instead of get mad or frustrated or maybe wish you had laughed about something instead of got mad or frustrated?