The Good…

“Everyday might not be good, but it is good in everyday”

Pool day

I’m not sure who originally said this, but I know it’s not me and at this point, I am too tired to google. (I’m certain you’ve been this tired before, right?)

This quote has become something like a mantra to me as of late. Every day might not be good, but there is good in every single day, although you might not see it at the time.

I do a thing where I reflect on the day as I’m laying in bed and it’s 0 dark thirty in the morning, and I should be asleep, but it’s quiet and the babies (all 4 of them) are sleeping and life is perfect in those deliciously quiet moments.

Anyway, as I reflect on the day, I try to see it from all angles. I try to see if I was kind, or if I extended the right amount of grace (because God knows I need it extended to me all the time), if I was a good mom today, or if I was not… I wonder if I was loving enough from afar with my husband or if I was the listening friend and not the overwhelming one. I ask myself if I left a person feeling peaceful and happy after an encounter with me, or if I made them feel less than.

About 70% of the time I rock the day, then there’s that 30% where I could have done better. I should have done better and I know it. Ever felt that? Yeah, we’re in it together sister!

So then, the good. As I lay in bed, overthinking I remember the aforementioned quote, and then I focus on the good.

The good like:
-The daily walks with the kids
-New baseball teams that are super welcoming and friendly
-Time at the pool (The Foodie Critic’s most favorite thing to do)
-Living in a place with constant sunshine
-The shopping and DELIVERY services available to us
-Amazing schools with beautifully brilliant teachers that bless my children daily. I really thank God for them.
-New friends found in the unlikeliest of places
-Finding Home (More on this later)

Y’all… Let’s do something this week. Let’s focus on the good. In a world where the news and everything are bombarding us with bad news, let’s focus on the good, and be light where we can. Shine bright this week friends, and allow the space for others to turn their lights on too. We all can make this place a little bit more sparkly if we try.

Until Next Taste,

Foodie Finds Home

Daily walk

 

 

 

 

I am grateful for my resilience and the ability to see the good in any situation. I enjoy a challenge as I know that growth is on the other end, and I hope I am instilling these traits in my children.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. NKEM says:

    Focusing on the good! I hear ya! And it is such a timely message for me as well. I share your optimism and vow to spread that throughout my interactions this week. Thank you for this uplifting reminder!

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  2. Yes! Being positive and focusing on the good! Love it! It does get hard to do this sometimes. Especially for me because I can feel overwhelmed and anxious about stuff. Loved your vibe on this blog ❤

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  3. KIM CROISANT says:

    I have to keep reminding myself of this. Your first sentence got me. Thanks for sharing about THE GOOD. There’s Good in all of us.

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  4. rememberkimverizonnet says:

    I have to really think about this sometimes. I know there’s good in all of us and that we have to find the good when we might think there’s not any.

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  5. Theresa says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to see the good when you have a really down day, but there truly is something wonderful in each and every day. We must choose not to wallow in the bad times, but search out the goodness we are blessed with and let that light shine bright.

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  6. Toni Dash says:

    I love this!! Such a powerful post! It really feels good if we always choose to look at the good. Thank you!

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  7. Kiwi says:

    This is a blog with good perspective on thinking of the good you did in the day. I am an overthinker sometimes too but before I go to bed tonight I want to reflect on the good I dd today too.

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  8. I love that you’re focusing on the good! Today, on my way to taking our kids to school this morning, I asked them what they were each thankful to have. Our oldest made a comment about it being like Thanksgiving. We should be thankful all year long.

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