Today I was thinking about “getting through” the rough times. Things at my house have settled down a bit as almost 15 years have passed now. But it hasn’t been so long that I can’t remember those days when I thought I might not make it…or someone in my house might not make it. (if you know what I mean – wink, wink) Honestly, there were days, well months, okay…years when the challenges were choking the life out of me. I could say, I am not sure how I made it, but I have done a lot of looking back and I have no doubt about how I made it…and the NUMBER ONE thing I chose to do was to start each day with a CLEAN SLATE.
Yes, there were lots of days when it was much easier said than done; however, the choice was always there and I knew it was key in our survival! Did you catch that…starting over each day, each hour or even each minute IS a choice! A choice that can save your sanity, your relationship with your child and your ability to have hope for the future.
Here are some "starting fresh" tips…
Getting through the rough times can be a daunting task. You CAN do this. You don’t have to be perfect at it. Your child doesn’t have to heal overnight. You both have this great opportunity…start each day on a new slate. Give yourself the gift, and give the same gift to your child. The number one tool to use in the rough times…Start New as often as needed!