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Ever have one of those days when it’s going really swell and then there’s that one thing that pops up and tries to ruin everything?! That happened to me today.

Everything was going great. Woke up early (not as early as I intended, but early!) had some coffee, made a few phone calls before the kids woke up, and the morning was going great. The kids woke up and we had breakfast and they had a chance to play before we started school. Everything was going really smooth and it stayed that way for most of the day. Jeremy started back at the tattoo shop today and he arrived back home around 4. We were glad to have him home with us. He was home for about 30 minutes before I got a phone call that would ruin my good mood. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I was a little irritated. Thankfully my husband was here to help me stay level-headed and get me to think about the way I was feeling.

It’s so easy to have one thing happen and it ruin your entire day. But, why do we let it? It’s our decision to feel that way. I told my husband I just needed 5 minutes to feel this way and I’d be done. You know what? It works. Give yourself that allocated time and let yourself feel sorry for yourself or whatever it is you feel. Then make the decision to be over it. That’s it…you’re done. You’d be amazed at what this does for you. No matter how mad I am, nothing is so bad that I should let it ruin the time with my husband and kids. They deserve more than that and so do I.

It’s hard to do this at first, but if you practice it enough it gets easier and you will find that your stress levels go way down. You can’t control everything, but you can control yourself. I know I’ve said it before, but I am so thankful for Jerms. I have learned so much from him and we are continuously growing. (I love that man!)

Maybe you already practice this, but there may be someone out there who needs to hear this. Sometimes I read or hear something and I think ‘Duh! Why didn’t I think of that before?’ Sometime’s you just need to hear it from someone else’s point of view and it just makes perfect sense. Don’t let that one thing or person ruin your happiness. It’s not worth it! Choose to be happy. It’s better that way!

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I’ve felt so much better lately. My attitude has been so down in the dumps and I just needed something to change. I don’t know if it was anything specific or maybe it was finally just the end of my rope.  I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m sure my husband and children are glad. 🙂

My doctor gave me great news today. No more therapy for this girl!! I have (hopefully) my last check up in 4 weeks and I will be done! Talk about HAPPY!

We also took about a week long vacation last week. We had a great time with our family and a lot of time to just relax. I love hanging out with the kids and Jeremy. I am so lucky to have a great little family. Marley is growing up so fast these days. She is so sweet…especially for a teenager. I dread the day she is to busy to hang out with her family. Its part of growing up, I know. I do love the time we’ve had together lately. She is the best big sister. The boys look up to her so much and can’t wait for her to come stay with us. By Thursday they are pretty much on a count down to picking her up.

Here’s a great picture I snapped while we were down by the river.


Great picture right? I tried to get Bonus to just smile, but this is totally his personality. He is a ham. He turned 4 a few weeks ago. Talk about time flying. Where did my baby go? Again, just looking at that picture makes me feel so lucky to have them.

Want to see something else totally great? Yes? Okay!!

Look what my great hubby made!


Is this not adorable!? I love it. We’re going to be revamping my craft room soon and he’s going to make me some for my supplies. I’m so excited. I love the gray stain. It’s just beautiful.

Well…It’s technically Friday. 12:30 am, but I had a great Thursday! I’m getting sleepy, better get some rest. August is turning out to be a great month. Wonder what tomorrow will hold? I can’t wait to find out. It’s so great to feel happy and positive again. Why do we ever get in those moods of negativity? Must stay positive! Happiness is a choice. I’d rather be happy anyday. 🙂

I hope today you will choose happiness too.

See you tomorrow.

Steph Shock