Do you ever feel so down that you just think the world is crashing in on you? I am sure we have all felt that way some time or other. We can do one of two things.
1. Keep drowning in our own pity
2. Get up and do something positive to turn that pity into a smile
My precious daughter L, has chosen number 2. This beautiful girl has definitely been through a tough time medical wise through her very short years on this Earth. You would think she would be sad and just not a fun person to be around with all that she has been through, but actually it is the totally opposite. Over the past two weeks of her recovery from her surgery, she has not once put herself first. She is just wanting to do for others.
While M, was at theater practice last week, she wanted to surprise M and daddy with some brownies. So we got to work or should I say L got to work. She can make some mean brownies now 😉
She set the table with little plates and put a brownie on each plate for daddy and M to have as soon as they walked in the door.
The very next day, she looked out the window and saw her daddy sweating up a storm by mowing our lawn and she said mommy I need to go to the kitchen. I sat and watched her to see what she was up to now. She proceeded to take down the peanut butter jar and get out two pieces of bread and make her daddy a peanut butter sandwich. She grabbed a bottle of water out of the fridge and went and put both items on the table. She marched her cute little self to the door and yelled out “Daddy, you have to come in right this minute.” Hubby came running in really fast thinking something was wrong, and he just got the biggest smile on his face to see what his little girl had done for him. He said honey are you taking pointers from your daughter? HAHA!
The next morning, I was trying to finish up some work assignments before heading out the door to an appointment and she showed up in the bedroom with two pieces of toast and a cup of milk for me! She honestly just keeps on giving and giving to others each and everyday all the while she cannot eat because her throat hurts too bad.
We can learn from this. Instead of L dwelling on the bad and the pain she is experiencing, she is helping others to keep her day more upbeat. We need to turn the downward spirals and make them upward just as little L is doing.
Let’s make life a positive experience!