April 27, 2011

Tip of the day—Take it in stride

If you are a fan on Facebook, you know that yesterday afternoon our daughter decided to cut bangs for herself.  I joke that she sees me do all sorts of frugal things with scissors—cutting coupons, trimming my bangs, cutting her hair, cutting fabric—and she decided to follow suit.  The funny part of the whole thing is that they actually look pretty good! 

When I realized what had happened it was one of those moments when I could have thrown a fit or remained calm.  I chose the latter, and I was glad I did.  I remember cutting my own hair as a child (and I butchered it!), and I know that this is something that many kids do at one point or another. 

I am trying to remind myself more and more that how we react to things is a choice.  Take a deep breath, use some self talk, and then proceed.  Try to take the little stuff in life, and the big stuff for that matter, in stride.

I hope your day is a fantastic one!

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