I'm on page 1 and already laughing out loud. Lets see what the rest of this brings.
Update: I LOVED it all, but it did read a lot like a blog, and I goI'm on page 1 and already laughing out loud. Lets see what the rest of this brings.
Update: I LOVED it all, but it did read a lot like a blog, and I got tired of reading and had to put it down for a bit and pick it back up again once I'd had some time away from it. I love her soul and everything she shares resonates with me. ...more
But I do want to share an insight I got when I read this book, that I found life changing. Every morning I kept teMore like an interview than a book.
But I do want to share an insight I got when I read this book, that I found life changing. Every morning I kept telling myself that I HATED mornings, they were the worst part of my day. After getting off work at 6:30 AM I then spend the next 2 hours getting my kids off to school when all I want to do is go to sleep. My grouchiness was reaching epic proportions and there wasn't anything I could do about it. I wasn't happy that this is the grumpy mom that my kids got to wake up to in the morning. I was actually an unsafe driver when you combine fatigue along with rage. (every car in front of me was an impediment to me getting to where I needed to go so that I could then get back home and go to sleep) I knew I was better than this, but it felt out of my control, a physical thing that I had no power over.
Until I read this book, and realized the words that I kept telling myself (and to my children as I complained along the way) were what was causing my horrible mornings. My situation was tough, but reveling in the worst of it wasn't going to create a better situation for me. I changed those words to reflect that my morning was going perfect, all things run smoothly, I am awake and alert as I drive my children to school. I found ways to cherish the little things in the morning drive, like watching the sunrise and listening to good music. With this simple change in my mind, words, and thoughts, I can then hold off my fatigue long enough to get my kids to school AND THEN I can give my body the rest it deserves. Summer will be nice, but until then, I have a way to not ruin everyone's mornings, including my own. Thank goodness....more
It was WAY too simplistic for me, something better suited for my 9 yr old to read to understand the Holocaust? Which is fitting I guess since the boyIt was WAY too simplistic for me, something better suited for my 9 yr old to read to understand the Holocaust? Which is fitting I guess since the boy IS 9 years old in the book. Loved the movie though......more