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Ending a day with Pooh – wait, what?

A few days ago we had a family talk with the kids about being a stronger & united family unit instead of pointing fingers at each other & declaring “I didn’t do it” or “It was him, not me”. It went well. Each of us came up with something to do to take responsibility for our family’s success.
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Fast forward to the next day…

One of the boys took his part of the family talk serious. He decided he would do more things around the house to help out. We were all getting ready to go to supper & didn’t see him inside. When I looked outside, he was raking leaves in the front yard. 🙂 I smiled & was proud of him.

I walked over to where he was & told him I was proud of him. Nick came outside & saw him next. He also reinforced this positive behavior 🙂

We all went to supper & ate. In the truck on the way back home, I heard one of the boys talking about something stinky on the bottom of their shoes.

Fast forward again…
We are home, changed into our night clothes, and my son (previously praised for his good deed of leaf raking) is in the kitchen under low light scrubbing his shoes.

From the other side of the house, I hear Nick yell, “Chrissy!!”
It was pooh. [Pooh everywhere.] My son was scrubbing pooh off the tread of his shoes in the kitchen sink. The kitchen had tiny flecks of pooh and pooh juice all over it. There was pooh on the wall, the window blinds, the sink, the dish drainer, the “clean” dishes, counter tops – you get the picture?

My son had stepped in a massive pile of pooh while raking the leaves and he thought he was doing another good deed by cleaning the pooh off his shoes…in the kitchen sink!

We spent the next half hour with bleach in the kitchen cleaning the result of his shoe cleaning, which resulted from the good deed yard raking, LOL!

I love my boys, I love my boys, I love my boys!!!

Mean People

All people have good days, we have bad days, and every day in life is different. One of our greatest challenges is to remain calm, neutral, and peaceful when faced with adversity thrown at us by Mean People.

What makes a person mean?

Someone who delights in others demise.

Someone who is not happy with themself or their current situation, so they seek to make others miserable.

Someone who feels as though everyone should be like them, because THEY are the only one right.

It’s that person who cut you off as you pulled up to the pump to fill up your gas tank.

The lady that just squeezed and bruised every orange in the produce aisle, then walked away smiling, with no plans to buy any.

A mean person can even be a jealous friend or loved one that feels they live in your shadow.

Generally speaking, all people are not mean by nature. How they perceive the world has treated them, has jaded their reality. Therefore, they treat the world as they feel they have been treated: rude, abusive, intolerant, bossy, dishonestly, blaming others, making excuses, and shirking responsibility, or selfishly inconciderate.

These people many times are not aware of how mean or hurtful their words or actions are received.

Don’t be a mean person in life.

Life is too short to spend time
wandering aimlessly in the dark.
Realize how your actions impact others before you find yourself laying on your death bed, wishing you were surrounded by people who love you, instead of people that are paid to see you off to another world.

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