Anyway, I'm in a very good mood today, with a lot of energy. Obviously some of the energy is fueled by caffeine. I didn't get to my blog earlier today because it was a late day arrival for my daughters, which means a sleep-in day. But it also means that on a normal day in the hours after I get my youngest on the bus to when appointments are made is when I get my blog done.
And normally on a late arrival day that lands on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of the month, I would be bemoaning the fact I missed writers' group because I didn't get my youngest daughter on the bus until after it started. I don't resent my daughter for this, I do however resent the school district for their futuristic planning that gets in my way.
But like many people who complain without finding a solution, I was complaining to my mother about it. She, in her wise 70 years said, "Well, I can pick your daughter up and take her to the bus stop, she is my grandchild, after all." Yay, mom! Thanks, I should have thought of that before.
I have noticed that my mood improves when my thoughts of my own value are positive. First and foremost, it makes a person feel great to know other people find value in what they do, even if they don't get paid to do it; like my mother offering to pick my daughter up so I could go to writing group and my family reading my blog. Of course, it's always a great thing to go to writing group, especially my writing group. We are nice to each other and really enjoy each others' company. I get valuable critique, but also come away with a positive attitude about myself.
I also feel like I can conquer new things with my writing given the encouragement I receive from the group. They are the ones who pushed me to submit my column to the local paper and gave me great confidence to follow through. So I thank them for that.
So not only is it a good mood day, but it's a day of thanks to the people around me. Thanks to my husband and daughter, sister and mother for reading my blog at their places of work and school and home. Thanks to my mother for offering to pick up my daughter. Thanks to my writing group and family for encouraging and giving me the confidence to move forward with my writing.
It's good to have people!