Balancing Wife, Motherhood and Work is definitely a challenge. Some days are better than others! Many times you feel pulled in so many directions you don’t know which way to go and giving up seems like a great option. I remember when my three year old bit at the gym Day Care. This equated to bye bye spinning class hello Weight Watchers. Feeling frustrated I bickered at my husband which in turn made me feel even worse than he did. The same day an account I was pursuing was not answering my calls. UGHH! I had just about had it and my patience was fading fast. However; I kept on plugging away and simply looked up and said a prayer. A little bit later I was poking around on the internet and this beautiful quote popped up.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”- Harriet Beecher Stowe.
It is so true. Because I had endured patience, looked up and didn’t get off course! This is how the rest of the day turned out.
Later that afternoon I was exercising in the basement with my son watching a video and he said,” I love you google!” It made me giggle and smile the rest of the day! Later that day my husband came home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Just because. My daughter and I took our time arranging them in my favorite vase that she had made for me in her art class. She explained,” I put a happy face on the vase because you are always happy!” I checked my messages and it was the account, he said, “We are very excited to place a large order of ek Jewelry!” He went on to apologize for not getting back to me. He had been out of the country.
I do not believe that the reason the tide changed was a coincidence. I believe it was because I simply looked up, held on tight and powered forward. So remember when you feel you’re in a tight place know that if you hold on the tide will change and it will be worth it. The simple happy things are on their way! Whether you are giggling with your kids, arranging flowers with your daughter or celebrating a good day at work with your partner remember to slow down and cherish the simple things that life delivers to you unexpectedly. KISS “keep it so simple” be that person that makes someone else laugh when they want to cry. Be that person that brings flowers for no reason. Create a joyful surprise for someone else. It’s all about the joy you take in this journey of life.