I feel like I’ve written a lot of posts about my “rough week” or “rough day” or “hard school year”. This week really took the cake. It started with a broken air conditioner and a hefty price tag to replace it, with an allergic reaction to amoxicillin for Rosa next, followed by a lice infestation which nearly put me over the edge and cost $375 to remedy. And, it continued Thursday evening with yet another trip to Urgent Care for Rosa to get steroids because her hives will not go away. Sprinkle in Rocco’s confirmation on Tuesday, Gino’s end of year 5th grade party on Thursday and Rocco’s 8th grade graduation on Friday at 3:00 PM which is OUR FIELD DAY and it could be time for me to surrender.
Recently though, I’ve been trying to be exceptionally intentional as I practice my R Factor skills. It started with the broken air conditioner. I felt myself begin to get all amped up about it and instead I forced myself to choose an intentional response. I instantly calmed down and realized that not having air conditioning was really not that bad. Fast forward to the lice. This was a real test. Lisa, Anna and Karen can attest to the fact that I freaked but when I got home to get my family ready to head to visit The Dublin Lice Nanny, I put on a calm face which helped everyone else remain calm too. And, in the end, it was really not a big deal. As I was searching for some inspiration for tonight’s post, I came across this statement from Tim and Brian Kight-
“Doesn’t Matter, Get Better.”
This week I was faced with hard stuff. It doesn’t matter how hard the stuff was, I chose to try to get better. I didn’t always succeed, but in the events for which my response was intentional and on purpose, I did get a better outcome. I realized that I can press pause easily but then I usually still freak, so I focused on getting my mind right and stepping up.
I am going to get my reps in on R2 and R3 this summer.
Doesn’t Matter. Get Better.