It seems so hard to turn problems into opportunities. But the funny thing is when I just replace the word problems with the word opportunity... my mind does open up and my thinking seems more hopeful. I do like that thinking. I think this course will be very helpful if I try to keep it in the forefront of mind each day. I think it will help my children too by just me doing it.
It's really huge how much a mother influences their children without really knowing it. Yesterday morning I woke my 9 year old daughter up really nicely...instead of the hurried rush of "Get up or you'll be late" drone that she hears from me almost every school day. I said to her.. "Hey it's time to wake up." (with a kind touch to her face.) I then said.. "It's a great day today and you are going to have a great day, too! " What a difference! She was all smiles and hopped out of bed..and even commented later how she liked me waking her up and me telling her that it was going to be a great day. Monday I'm going to wake her up and tell her it's a great day and that she is going to have a great day too because the day is her's.