Once I collected myself, took care of the dogs, took care of the baby and was ready to finally take care of my need for food; I finally had time to contemplate my feelings. I released any judgments for the curse word that had been my morning mantra and began to think of what I would blog about today.
The first topic that came to mind had the title "Regression is a Four Letter Word." I thought got a laugh out of the idea of making "Regression" my new curse word to scream into a pillow. Phrases like "I had a Regression night" or "Regression you" brought me a chuckle.
I decided I was going to start using the term regression for my own backslides. "Yes, Honey, the cheesecake is gone even though I bought it yesterday. I'm having a Regression." "I took a bubble bath in the middle of the day instead of vacuuming...I'm having a Regression."
It is amazing how just sitting and letting the mind wander can be so freeing from a stressful situation I can't change. This is just a phase that will pass and as much as I want it to pass quickly I am at odds because I also wish she wouldn't be growing up so fast. Sleepless nights, though it has been the majority of the last ten months, is really just a small piece of the whole picture.
I'm grateful to allow myself to vent this morning without judgement. I'm grateful for the humor I found in letting my mind wander the path of Regression. I'm grateful for some laughter to ease me back to a positive place for this new day. I'm grateful to be flexible as I come and go from writing this as I meet additional needs of the dogs and baby. I'm grateful for the wonderful cool temperatures last night that allowed me to open up the house and get some fresh, clean air flowing. I'm grateful for the whole picture of a beautiful day and a wonderful family.
What area of the picture are you focusing on today? Is it a positive piece? What is the whole picture?
May today remind us to focus on the positive pieces and grant us the ability to find humor in the struggles. May we see the whole picture in all its possibilities and blessings. Have a beautiful day!