Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - Encourage Each Other!

Good Morning Little Birdies!
What do you have to Toot about today? Usually this time of the year is when I start to fall into a slump. It's cold out and it gets harder and harder to find the sun. BUT here on the coast of Virginia, we've had a very warm season thus far. Our weather is always unpredictable and comparatively mild thank goodness. Why do I allow the weather to affect my mood?!

Anyway, it's been so long since I've really written on my blog, I thought I'd just take today to encourage you and also receive some encouragement. Are you in a rut? Are you having a hard time adjusting since the holidays? We don't always have big eventful and productive days! I try to remember that. And especially if you still have young children at home with you all day! My daughter is in preschool 3 days a week. That's a total of 9 hours. Closer to 8 really when you count travel time. Not that I can't be productive when she's home, but often I find it hard to actually finish a task. I'm constantly distracted! Did I mention that I have 3 other children? Granted, they are all teenagers and don't yell my name throughout the day to come help them pull their pants up, but distracting just the same!

My husband does not put any pressure on me to have a spotless house. He doesn't get upset when his laundry is piled high on the bed, unfolded! If he doesn't smell dinner when he gets home from work, he steps right in and asks what he can help prepare! (I found him at Disney Land in case you're looking) If he doesn't put the pressure on, where does it come from!? It must be the curse of the housewife!

Try to remember that no matter how hard we try, there WILL be days like this. Even still there is always something to Toot about!! Maybe you haven't cooked a 3 course meal. Maybe you haven't sewn a quilt. Maybe you went to work and spent the entire day on the phone rather then tending your daily duties. But maybe you spent a little extra time cuddling with your little one. Or maybe you got that "thinking of you" card in the mail. Maybe you just made it to work on time after your children tried their hardest to make it impossible! These are things to Toot about!!

Give yourself a pat on the back! And be an encourager to someone else who thinks they have to do it all, but always seems to fall short. We are who we are and God loves us just the same. Every one of us!!

If you've written on your blog and would like to link up, make sure you add your link below and leave a comment. It's important to link back as well. You can use the button on my sidebar or just place a little hyperlink somewhere in your post. Then read through other blogs and be an encourager!! Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Jennifer McLean said...

thanks for hosting, you're so right about the pressure from "self". No one else in my life is pressuring me, only me! I want to relax and enjoy the ride, that's one of my goals for this year. :o)
So glad to be a new member.
Jenn from JustAddWaterSilly.com

Beck's Chic Life said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I am a new mom and trying to do it all, its nice to know that even the most seasoned (4 kids makes you an expert!) stay at home moms have these feelings! Thanks so much!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the encouragement. You are right. We have to remember our accomplishments. Thanks for hosting this link up!