I just read a blog post by Kathryn Thompson whose blog is entitled "The Daring Mom" that was truly inspiring to me (Thank you Tracy for sharing it with me). I would encourage you all to read this to really get a feel for her thoughts on Drops of Awesome. Basically her idea (inspiration) in a nutshell is that as we do things in our life that are good we should acknowledge it and let it encourage us to continue the good and not let thoughts of doubt and discouragement fill our lives. She give some real life examples of things that she does and the thoughts that creep in. It was so real for me because I do it all the time.
For me this is a real life example of something I did today that I tried "Drops of Awesome" on. My daughter, Pumpkin, got sick a few nights ago and threw up on her floor. It was yucky. In my half daze, because it was 1:00 am I cleaned it up the best I could and put both of us back in bed. Well today as I went into their room I could still smell that it wasn't quite clean enough. So I got out the Kirby and Wet cleaned the carpet. It felt so good and now it smells again lovely in their room. Because I just read this article I really wanted to focus on the good I did. I have to admit their was a few thoughts in my mind of, "look how much junk came out of this carpet, I can't believe you haven't cleaned this carpet once since you have moved in this house. But I quickly remembered her thoughts of "Drops of Awesome" and said self, you have done a great thing in getting this room clean. I want to keep this up and do another room next week. It didn't take all that much time and it really felt good to get a deep clean in that room.
Do you find yourself being critical of yourself and letting thoughts of negativism come into your life even when you are doing something good and trying to be a good Mom? Then this post is just for you. Just as it was for me!
Just from me to you, You are an amazing Mom! You do so many things that are Awesome! Keep it up! Keep smiling and being a great example of awesome to your kids. Remember that you are not perfect and are not expected to be. Christ will make up the difference for you! Keep him close to your heart and he will fill up the rest of the cup when you are filling empty! I know he will because he does for me so often.
Keep the Faith!