Provided it's only Hump Day and there are still several days ahead of me this week, I have a hard time coming up with any mistakes made this week. Having said that though, the 'think' part of the challenge is something that is worth looking at:
"I am able to learn something useful from every situation."
With Kai sick yesterday and with the semi-finals of the World Cup Soccer, I felt as if the day passed by without me noticing. At the end of the day I was still wearing my lounge pants, hadn't brushed my teeth yet and hadn't even combed my hair. I felt like an absolute slob who hadn't gotten anything done.
I shared my frustration with David over dinner and he reminded me that sometimes it's okay to have a day like that. Afterall, the Netherlands had won the semi-finals and with that placed itself in the Finals for Sunday. I did get my laundry folded:
But most importantly, I cared for my sick toddler who really needed a dose of mommy-love. He was so right and that, my friends, is one of the biggest lessons I learned over the past few days: sometimes it's okay to cuddle up with your baby and watch movies the entire day (although I am soooo trough with Thomas, Finding Nemo and Cars). Sometimes that's the best thing you can do for a day. The bottom line: every situation provides us with an opportunity to learn. It's not easy to always remember, but worth the try.
Abundance is to see that there are endless possibilities before us. And at the same time, still see an incredibly rich existence right where we are. It is a feeling of gratitude for everything and everyone we have in our life.
Click here for the 'pause - think - act' elements of the challenge.