My Life Mottoes: Writer’s Workshop

It’s Thursday once again.
Do you know what time it is?
Writer’s Workshop Courtsey of Mama Kat from
 My Life Mottoes
Well if you haven’t realized it yet my outlook on life changed significantly after my father-in-law died.  He was the first person very close to me that I had lost.  It’s sad in a way that it took him dying for me to appreciate life more.  I’m not sure if appreciate is the correct term.  I loved/love everyone in my life and was thankful for everything I had but still I just never realized that it could all end tomorrow.  That one second you could have someone in your life and the next they could be gone forever.  I will say I was young, only 24, and had been only married for a year.
I watched my mother-in-law face the greatest challenge of her life.  After 35 years of marriage she needed to move on without her husband.  (Talk about a stab right smack dab in the heart)  She is one amazingly strong women.  I actually wrote a post about her,   Writer’s Workshop: My Mother-in-law, A Women Who is the True Definition of Moxie.  She and her outlook on life has rubbed off on me a bit, make that quite a bit!  Her primary goal in life and officially my one of my Life Mottoes is,
“To Be Happy and Truly Enjoy Life.”
 I’m not saying I walk around every second of the day with a great big smile on my face.  Nor do I have the most perfect relationship with my husband.  And yes I do still want to run away and hide from my children a few times a day week.  But I do appreciate what I have.  At the end of the day I am happily married, have 3 beautiful healthy children, and have a wonderful support system of family and friends.  I am HAPPY!
 No matter how much money or fame you have that doesn’t make you happy.  I use to hope and dream of being a famous model or movie star.  (Okay I know, I would need to grow at least 5 inches and lose about 15 lbs anyhow.) I wanted it for the fam and fortune of course.  But, that’s just not the case anymore.  All the money in the world can’t MAKE you happy.  Not to say it can’t help a little.  That leds to my next Life Motto, 
“You Are Responsible For Your Own Happiness, 
No One Can Give That To You.” 

Can people can do things to make you happy, well yes of course.   But that’s usually momentarily.  At the end of the day you have to be happy within yourself.  Only then can you be the very best daughter, sister, friend, wife, and mother.   
I do have one more but to be quite honest I am currently experiencing MOMMY BRAIN.  I have a million things on my mind, to do, to finish. Christmas is one week away people!!!  I have just drawn a complete blank.  My one year old just emptyed a half of box of cereal all over the floor, while my three year old is yelling “I want a snack!”  It’s only 9am.  I do, I really do ENJOY my life.  I am happy, happy, happy!!!!
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10 Responses to My Life Mottoes: Writer’s Workshop

  1. Great motto. And you're so true…only you are in charge of your feelings and attitudes.So sorry to hear about the loss of your Father-in-law. It's so hard to lose a loved on.

  2. Great motto – tell the three year old that the one year old just put the morning snack on the floor! Enjoy!Visiting from SITS***Ally

  3. brainella says:

    Very good. I've always been a big believer in the idea that the only person looking out for you is you. You have to find and make your own happiness — no one can do it for you. 🙂

  4. Mary Jane says:

    Awesome blog. I agree with you 100% and I'm so happy I've learned this lesson. My goal is to help other people realize this as well. Thank you for writing this!

  5. Your mother in-law sounds special. I have one I adore too.Stopping by from SITS!

  6. marfmom says:

    Great post! And I second Two Normal Moms' advice, lol

  7. Well let's just say my 1 yr old did in fact eat his morning snack off the floor! 🙂

  8. Mama Kat says:

    I think being happy is SO important. Just trying to see the silver lining and knowing things can ALWAYS be worse. Sometimes it's hard to do, but we're better for it when we live optimistically.Great post.

  9. Mama Kat says:

    I think being happy is SO important. Just trying to see the silver lining and knowing things can ALWAYS be worse. Sometimes it's hard to do, but we're better for it when we live optimistically.Great post.

  10. Summer says:

    I love those! Taylor always tells me people make him grumpy….and I always tell him that he has to responsible for his own mood. =)Amen sista!

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