Weekly Life Lessons with a Mexico Mom – As a wife of one and a mom of four, it seems like I am always learning and discovering! I know I am not alone. Let’s just admit it: The world is a big place, life is a lesson, and children can be the best teachers. This will be my standard introduction for Life Lessons. I hope you join me every week for a hearty laugh, a deep thought, or maybe both if I am really on the ball.
Here are my insights and experiences as a Mexico Mom for the week of October 27, 2014:
Life Lessons #16: Listen, learn, and grow.
But don’t get caught up in what other people think of you or your family. They don’t live in your shoes, although many are eager to tell you what they think about your shoes. “Your shoes are a little big. The style of your shoes doesn’t look right on you. You can’t wear pink shoes with green pants.” However, If you can improve then be humble and do it. But if you are doing your best then smile and nod ;-)
Life Lessons #17: Happiness is a state of mind.
You can choose to be miserable or you can make the best of it. Let’s face it: we reap what we sow. Although sometimes we reap what other people sow. And then again, we may reap what we sow but there has been no rain or sun so it’s didn’t grow well and the fruitage tastes kinda bland :-p I think you get the point. Either way, it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown and happy people usually live longer and fuller lives. So there.
Life Lessons #18: If your kid makes you a loom bracelet, you wear it.
You might even dream about loom jewelry if your 11 and 9-year-old daughters are currently into the looming craze. I did the other night… Hey, it may be a fad but it’s a creative one! The house is also very quiet when the girls are in their room, looming. Plus the jewelry makes great gifts. I think everyone in our Bible congregation has a bracelet or ring by now.
Want to see last week’s life lessons? Check them out here: Life Lessons with Mexico Mom – Date Night on The Roof. Signing off, Tina, aka Mexico Mom