Today at the pool a friend of mine paid me such a lovely compliment. I really was blown away by her comment and left feeling pretty happy. Not in a smug, proud kind of happy, but a happy that feels "I work hard at _____, and I'm thankful another mother/wife/woman noticed." The compliment was unexpected and made me want to continue to work hard!
A little later that day I was texting with a mom who had earlier made a comment about feeling shortcomings as a mom. Don't we all feel that way at one time or another? Of course. I was surprised to hear her say this though because of all the moms of older kids I get to hang with, she is one of those I look at, listen to and want to emulate. Why? She does a great job. It shows in her children's behavior and attitudes. Not because they are perfect, none of ours are, but you can tell she works on heart issues in her home. So, I let her know.
Yes, I'm getting to a point. Sheesh. Hold your horses.
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