My daughter has blessed me so much this week.
You see she has to live with me, a type-A
mom who is living at a pace that is way too fast and has way too much in it.
I've been stressed and grumpy. I've done really dumb things like seriously obsess over whether or not the reindeer cookies really look like reindeer and act like the world is ending when some of them fly off the plate on the way to a Christmas party. There are times when I am not too fun to live with.
My sweet girl is not a bit reactionary. She doesn't worry about things being perfect either. She always just looks at the positive side and MOVES ON. (her 'glass is always half full' unlike mine) ; )
It's great! She's A LOT like her wonderful, kind, gentle and laid back DAD. People often tell me that "she lives up to her name."
I think she does!
One time this week, she was dying to talk back to me after I unfairly scolded her and this verse popped into her mind and she obeyed it: "A harsh word stirs up anger but a soft answer turns away wrath."
She chose to say something positive to me instead! ~Wow! Praise the Lord.
May God bless you, Joy. You give the Lord and your dad and I great joy!