Enjoy previewing my new book entitled,” Motherhood : A Winding Road of Joy.”
I will be posting excerpts for your enjoyment.
I am eager to hear your feedback on these topics and to share your story with our community here at Celebrate the Seasons of Motherhood.
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
How often have you been so overwhelmed that you just broke out into laughter? It can happen very often when you are raising your family. There are times when you either want to scream or just break down and laugh! Your kids will learn a lot about life through laughter. It may be good not to take everything so seriously. The truth is life is full of lemons, so why not just make lemonade!
We all need to be resilient in the eyes of stress.Laughter is a great stress reducer. It brings some happiness in a bleak moment and teaches us through laughter, that is is ok to poke fun at situations. It unites us and calms us completely down.
Some of my most trying moments were filled with trying to find the lighter side in life. When my son got his fingers jammed in the VCR and in the panic of rescuing him, I made a joke. It made him smile and not feel the terror of the moment. All did go well! Instead of driving him to the emergency room with a hand stuck in a VCR, I was able to calm him through laughter and jimmy his hand loose.
On those long car rides with the noisy, crazy kids in the back, if i didn’t tell a funny story here and there, we could of all gone crazy. Sometimes, in the middle of chaos, you find the lighter moments. Juggling kids in cars, stores, doctor appointments and schools can get very nerve wracking. You have to find a way to look at things with laughter or you will go crazy. Don’t be so concerned with appearances, just do your best in the situation and keep love for your child in your heart. It is worth raising your voice, letting your stress level soar or is it best to find the good and alter the attitude in order to make it through a situation?
I can remember my young son taking one of the major cans away in the grocery display and the entire tower going down. Well, I was quite embaressed and upset. But, instead of yelling, I decided that the best thing to do was to have my son and his brothers clean up the tumbling tower and rebuild it. Even the customers were nice and helped out and we learned that you can repair a bad situation. We found humor in the moment and it became a family story around the kitchen table. My son remembered how he fixed the tower. It was a positive outcome in his mind.
We must treat situations with love and make the best of all circumstances.
Patience can truly save the day!!