atmosphere- a surrounding or pervading mood, environment, or influence
I had no idea how much my attitude was responsible for the atmosphere in our house. Who knew I had that much power? Since starting my quest to "not sweat the small stuff" (I hate that phrase by the way. Ewwww.) I have been amazed at how smoothly things have been going.
Right now Ysmaille is feeding Amirah pumpkin cake, and although I don't think it's a great idea, I also don't think I'm going to make that big of a deal over it. Here's the thing. I don't want to hover over my husband and child watching their every move. Will they do things that don't measure up to my high code of perfectionism? Of course. Will they do those things to purposely hurt me or themselves. Of course not. So I am choosing to LET GO.
That is not to say that I am a doormat. Trust me. I make my opinions known, but I am realizing that I don't need to have an opinion about everything. Okay. I do have an opinion about everything, but I don't need to voice every opinion. That is the difference.
The atmosphere in our house is changing. Where there was once strife and negativity it is being replaced with peace and positive words. It has not always been easy. Some nights my tongue is almost bloody because I've had to bite it so many times. I know that's gross, but it gets the point across, right?
Here's to WOMAN POWER. You have the power to influence the pervading mood in your house.