It’s not about how I feel.

21 Oct

Ever have one of those days where you just aren’t in the best of moods and you let the whole day slip away being cranky? Um, I have. Guilty as charged. Maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, your kids were extra whiney as you got them ready, your coffee got cold, your hair was frizzy, or whatever the case may be. I’ve been there many a day. Its hard to shake. Today was one of those days for me. I woke up and still felt tired. Life has been busy this week. I feel like I’ve only seen Ryan in passing and our calendar is filled to the brim. Something every single night and extremely busy days. So, I was just not really feeling up to…well, being happy today. So, I dropped the girls off at school and drove out to the lake, to check in on things at work. I’m driving along, content in my poutiness and I hear this song by Seven Places…

Um, hello? Wake up Traci!!! Stop having a pity party and get with the program. Duh. Its not about me. Why oh why do I continually have to remind myself of this? I thanked the Lord for this reminder and prayed for a better attitude the rest of the day. Got some work done and headed back to Tyler, threw on my running clothes and hit the trails for 5 miles before picking the girls back up. I needed the swift kick in the pants! Gosh, we humans can be so selfish at times. We are so blessed to have each and every day and to simply let it slip away because of silly things – what a waste! Each day is an opportunity, an adventure…God has something planned for today. Embrace it! After all, it’s not about how I feel – I exist for HIM.

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3 Responses to “It’s not about how I feel.”

  1. Cathy October 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    You’re awesome Traci! Thanks for that reminder. I need it often I’m afraid. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re such an inspiration to me.

  2. Ryan Marc Dixon October 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    awesome song… and post.

  3. Mom October 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    LOVE the picture of Addi!!! What a great blog. Something we all need to hear from time to time. It is so easy to let our bad attitudes color our days. I am so proud of you for the way you live your life!! love you baby girl.

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