Tell me a story about how you have embraced the crazy and moved on from Surviving to Thriving. Like this one from Andrea:
“My kids were too quiet at my moms one day. keep in mind my mom is THE biggest neat freak. by the time i got out of the bathroom to check on them, they had gotten into the kitchen cabinet, opened ketchup, squeezed it ALL over themselves, the living room furniture and the cream color carpet. it was extremely frightening at first but before you can even finish getting the sigh of relief out, you begin to panic again as your mind races trying to figure out how to clean it up and WHERE DO YOU BEGIN? you better believe i never thought the day would come that i would find this funny. mom passed away unexpectedly last year at 59. she NEVER knew about the incident. you could say she taught me a thing or 2 about getting impossible stains out of things.”
Maybe you’ve felt that you’re in “Survival Mode." That your life lately looks like a series of events that you have to “get through” and just survive until you move on to the next event that you have to struggle to get through again.
I’m sick of that! I want to move from Surviving to Thriving. Embrace the Crazy.
It hit me yesterday at Target of all places. Why does it seem like my lowest moments are at stores? It’s because I have 3 kids under 5 with me in a giant cart that you can’t turn.
Before we shopped I stopped at the little Target Café to feed the restless natives, 3 timeouts later we’re sitting down eating our food, and this sweet grandmother type lady eating dinner by herself looks at me.
She smiled and said, “I wish my kids were still that young.” Made me realize that even though life feels crazy I should embrace the crazy now while I have it, before I’m sitting at a quiet dinner table alone.
I don’t know about you, but I want to move from Surviving, to Thriving.
Life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
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