Thank you, thank you for all the great comments on that last post.
Let's just have a pact that we are going to do the best we can to remember everyone has troubles in one way or another...everyone has a portion of their lives that may never be aired to the public. We all have things we don't want to remember and therefore don't write about. Let's not get all worked up when in the midst of mires of worries others choose to write about sunny, rainbow things on their blogs, because hey, there's nothing wrong with accentuating the positive.
Blogging can be a powerful tool if we let it be. I feel that oftentimes I am much more deliberate in my mothering and/or even life in general when I am pondering a question I've posed on this blog or when I am trying to find a solution to something I'm troubled about. I LOVE all the inspiring things people write back and I have taken so much of that to heart. Comments and ideas from others (whether on this blog or from what I read on others' blogs) have the power to change me and build me and my family up, so, thank you.
I believe we mothers have the potential to change the world if we let our lights shine...and not wallow in our own shortcomings. And we are the only ones who can choose how we will let things affect us. The decision is ours...not others writing the blogs we read.
Now I'm off to fold some laundry and scrape squished raisins off the floor. Chances are that I'll get frustrated and start ranting to my kids about how in the heck they can leave such a big mess...but perhaps I'll notice some beauty in the process and blog about it...who knows?
I really do love blogs.