It was 4:45 pm.
That daunting time of day when you’re scrambling to put something together for dinner, urging your children to finish up their tasks because right after dinner you have to leave to get to church, or practice, or piano lessons, or wherever it is you are taxiing your family next.
I was hovering over the sink, trying to wash the dishes as fast as I could, looking quite stressed. My 8-year-old daughter said, “Mom, why don’t you practice what you talk about in your book?”
That would be my 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom book.
And do you know that moment was an AHA moment for me? I realized that whether I had a stressed out demeanor or a happy, calm demeanor, I would still have the exact same activities in front of me. Make dinner. Have the kids play the piano. Get to church on time.
Why not experience all these tasks with a smile on my face instead of a frown? Why not take a deep breath and change my attitude?
Here’s the video that prompted my daughter Noelle to ask me that question:
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