If you are new to this blog let me welcome you with a huge smile :o)
My goal for I Choose Bliss is to uplift any and everyone who crosses my path and in return I am gently uplifted. This blog started in October 2008 and in June 2009 I launched the I Choose Bliss Podcast. In 60 short days I have been blessed by everyone who has listened to these podcast and by everyone who has submitted something positive for the podcast. You all are encouraging me to fulfill my dreams and in turn I am learning that the blog and podcast has given many of you great strength and comfort. I am deeply grateful and after reading the post in which I am offering you today in my new weekly theme "Blissfully Fridays" a huge question to God was confirmed. Each Friday I will offer you something positive for your soul. I pray that my first offering helps you just as much as it helped me!
I Choose Bliss by FranticMommy
One of the many things I dearly love about blogging is all the fabulous people I get to "meet". I have honestly met some of the coolest. peeps. ever. thanks to my little ol blog.
One of those people is Tabitha from ichoosebliss. Not only does her voice sound like velvet and never fails to sooth this frazzled Mommy's nerves, I love how she thinks. How she writes. How she blesses people.
Plus, she's rubbing off on me :)
How do I know this?
Every Wednesday morning I have a very early morning women's networking group. This meeting is very important to me. I leave it energized and feeling like Superwomen. It also requires me to push my already tight schedule up a half hour. No big deal, but that means I also have two little sleepyheads to try to motivate at the same time. I hate being late and since this is a professional group, I try very hard to never BE late. But as with all little kids, things rarely go as planned and there ends up being a lot of rushing around Wednesday mornings.
But today it hit me. As I barked at my poor half-asleep 6 year old (for the 5th time) to put on his shoes...it dawned on me. Why am I doing this? What is the WORST that can happen to me by being a few minutes late?
Will I be booted from the group?
Will I look bad in the eyes of the other members (who are all Moms as well)?
The only penalty I could think of was...I'd have to pay a $1 late fee.
A BUCK! One hundred friggin pennies.
In that moment I decided from now on I will gladly pay the $1 every week....and NOT spend one morning a week hollering, carrying on, and starting my babies morning off on a bad note .