I was listening to Joel Osteen on television and he was talking about having the right perspective. He said that perspective is about how you see a situation. He told of a man that complained that he didn't have any shoes until he met a man who didn't have any feet. If we complain about where we are we will never get to where we need to be. He then said if you complain you are going to remain, if you praise you will be raised. This is one of the many aha moments I have in the mornings when I rise. It keeps me motivated and my mind stays focused on the task at hand.
The last several weeks have been intense. Thanksgiving came and went and before you could finish cleaning the dishes from dinner, we are on to the next months holiday. For me having the right perspective includes behaving in a responsible manner. It means doing what is set before me in a right and orderly way so that my perspective is not colored by the things in my life that leave me bone tired. Mom taxi has taken the driver's wheel and has been on duty for at least 10 hours a day for the past few weeks. I am dropping off and picking up boys to and from practices and to and from games. I sit on hard bleachers and cheer and stomp and I sit on expandable chairs; mine purple with a cup holder, cheering and jumping. I sit in stands and watch graceful and not so grateful little girls learn how to do a hand stand and hold it for a second or two and watch same girls gracefully balance on the beam. What leaves me bone tired is the mom taxi, what motivates me to continue is the fruit that will definitely grow from me. My children will have sense memory that their mother did what she was supposed to do because she was supposed to. They will have the right perspective. As they look back, as I did some 20 years ago, at what my mother did for me, their perspective will shift to one where I really am a good mother and not just someone who drives them around. Even when tired I do my best to begin and end in love. My perspective may shift from time to time when I allowed the outside pressure to get on the inside; however it always comes back to center. Keeping me motivated and energized to impart into the task at hand - my children.