Redirection: Not just for toddlers

Today is already a better day than yesterday. I woke up at 6am to read and drink some coffee in my big chair. It was quiet. I tried to block out my mental list of things I should be accomplishing, and just be in the moment. Starting my day like this is so effective, and I forget that that all the time – especially when I think it’s a good idea to stay up until 1am and sleep in until the kids wake me up.

God also sent me an angel, yesterday, and her name is Gayle. My good friend stopped by unannounced in the late afternoon just to say hello. We enjoyed a glass of wine together, we talked, the kids loved on her, and she folded my load of towels while I prepared dinner. It was just the thing I needed to let the air out of my stress that afternoon.

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