Note to Self


Dear Self,
You burned the rice. Seriously, how do you do that? It's just water and rice. Cook much?

And while we're on the subject, when are you going to do laundry? Your husband is wearing dirty pants, and you are out of socks. What's it going to take for you get busy?

Oh and when are you going to stop being lazy and exercise? Seriously, you know those big feet of yours need to be hitting the pavement, and yet, you chose to stay indoors, nice and cozy not losing weight!

And finally, when are you going to stop complaining about yourself? We do this everyday. You get up, look in the mirror, and start complaining about how clothes don't fit. Then you look at the clock and start complaining about how lazy you are. You look at the sink of dirty dishes and whine about being a terrible housekeeper. You get irritated at your fussy baby and suddenly you're a terrible mother. Your husband asks you to wash blue jeans, and you are a failure as a wife.

Starting to see a pattern here? 

Listen, I'm not going to tell you that you don't need to step it up when it comes to housekeeping, and I'm sure not going to tell you not to try a little harder at being a good wife and mother. But maybe...just maybe, you should consider laying off of the self-loathing and deprecation just a little bit. It's really not getting us anywhere; because believe it or not, telling yourself how terrible you are over and over usually ends sitting up around midnight crying your eyes out and screaming into your pillow terrible. It's really not attractive.

So here's what I was thinking, why not try taking every thought captive for the Lord? (Yes, I'm going to bring God into this, we need Him!) Why not try being joyful, praying continually, and giving thanks for all things? Why not focus on God's awesomeness rather than your failures? Come on now, you are going to keep failing, like it or not, and complaining about it doesn't make it any easier. (I'm not even going to start in the fact that your worth isn't found in your failure, but in your salvation!)

So instead of telling yourself you are terrible wife for not getting the laundry done, why don't you tell yourself how blessed you are to be able to get up and do laundry now! See how great that sounds? You would feel better and the laundry would get done. It seems like a win-win to me, but then again I'm not the one who's out of socks.

Wait a min...

Much love,

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  1. Hello :) Came over form 2 moms talk to read your note to self. I actually really relate to it. But i think us moms put waaay too much pressure on urselfs. Feck the housework and enjoy your family :)
    New follower too esp after seeing your recipie for chocolate brownies!! Yes hi....Im a chocoholic haha! Yum!


    1. Glad you found me! Thanks for the words of wisdom :)

    2. Haha your welcome, hope you come check out my blog too, just started :)



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