Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Drops of Awesome!!

Yesterday I sent an email out to my mother-in-law and my sisters-in-law letting them know of this blog that I created not to long ago.  This morning I just received the sweetest email from my mother-in-law with a really amazing topic and attachment.  One thing that she said to me that really stood out was: "There are things about you that you are unhappy with.  That is the nature of this life.  We constantly strive to be more, to be better, to be different and are never happy with the 'me' at the present.  That's okay as long as we realize we are a work in progress."  I love this! I need to remember every day that I am still a work in progress, I may not be perfect now but I can continue to work on myself and the things that aren't perfect and make them perfect.

In this email that she sent to me she also included an attachment from an email that she received.  It was a copy of a blog post that talked about these 'Drops of Awesome.'  My mother-in-law was unsure where it came from but of course this wonderful thing that we have in our lives now called the Internet helped me find where it came from so I can give credit.  Kathryn Thompson with Daring Young Mom wrote this post about these 'Drops of Awesome.'  I would like to share with you a few things that I loved and learned from her.  She talks about these negative thoughts that come into our head either after we have done something that we thought was awesome or during.  Some examples she gives are: "Wow so you cleaned the kitchen today.  Want a cookie?  That dirty rag has been on the counter for a week and those dishes you so righteously cleaned are from breakfast three days ago.  You are embarrassing."  Unfortunately, I may or may not have had these thoughts at one point in my marriage.  She continues: "How destructive are these kinds of thoughts? As I said goodbye to Magoo and started to walk back home, my mind started to shift.  Drops of Awesome!  I thought.  Every time you do something good, something kind, something productive, it's a drop in your Bucket of Awesome.  You don't lose drops for every misstep.  You can only build. You can only fill."  I love this idea! For everything good thing that I have done lately I just think that's another 'Drop of Awesome' and eventually those negative thoughts will become not as prevalent anymore. One last thing that I loved that Kathryn said was, "You don't need to wait three months to be who you want to be.  Pick up ten things right now and say, 'Drops of Awesome! I am someone who takes care of my house.  That is who I am.  I have proof.'"  Isn't she so inspiring?  If you have a couple minutes today I just ask that you head over to her blog and read this post that she did on 'Drops of Awesome,' there is a lot more in there that I would like to share with you but then it would turn into an even bigger post than it is now.

So now we are at the end of this post.  I am so grateful that my mother-in-law shared this with me today.  It inspired me to change what I tell myself and just in the couple of minutes I have been writing this post I have given myself some 'Drops of Awesome' and I am starting to feel so much better about myself already.  I completed a blog post today! 'Drop of Awesome' in my bucket!  I have written two blog posts in two days! Two 'Drops of Awesome' for that one!!!  Try it all day today and see how you start feeling by the end of the day!

Until next time!





3 comments:

  1. That drops of awesome article is one of my favorites!!! And I love that advice that your mil gave you!

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  2. Isn't it so crazy how mean we can be to ourselves, but we would never be that mean to someone else? Great reminder post!
    Stopping by from the walkbout and am your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my blog and follow along.
    xo
    Angela

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  3. Newest follower here. I found you through the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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