Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Self Appreciation

My mom, who is normally rather amazing (check her out), reminded me of something this morning... On her weekly newsletter, she pointed out the need for self-appreciation - noticing the things that you do (because they need to be done), and then forget about.

Yesterday was a tough day for me. It was the first day back to school for the kids, and the youngers have pretty much forgotten they ever liked it in the first place. E cried all morning long. A joined in on the walk to school. By the time we got there, I was near tears too. (We couldn't get the car out of the driveway, due to the "snowboarding" of the previous day).

I know it was hard. But at the same time, it's important for the kids to get out of the house. (And lord knows, I need to have the time away from them). Even though it sucked, I did it. And today, they cried less (and I was able to drive), and I expect they'll be back in the swing of school by next week.

What have you done, that no one will thank you for, but ought to be recognized?

1 comment:

  1. Kelley10:02 PM

    Thx for the reminder. we as women and moms so often put ourselves 2nd, 3rd 4th, and so on. I sometimes wonder how many little things my husband and family don't realize I do and what would happen if I just stopped doing them. Happy New Year over there.

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