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little man, Logan! Isn't he a cutie?
Yup! You read that correctly!
The thought occurred to me the other night... or was it morning?
Either way, I was lying in bed and I remembered something that needed to be done. I looked over at my peacefully sleeping 1 1/2 year old and marveled over the stress-free life she has.
Ahhh... to feel like that.
Then I thought to myself, "what am I complaining about? I do feel like that... most of the time" and at that very moment, I realized why.
I act like a one year old.
There. I admitted it!
It's not a bad thing, though, if you think about it.
I mean, what does a one year old do when she gets upset?
Maybe someone took her toy away. Maybe she is hungry. Maybe she wanted to sit in that spot. Whatever the reason, she is upset, so what does she do?
She whines, cries, and lets it all out.
Then, what happens? Five minutes later she is happily playing with her toys.
When I get a bill in the mail that was supposed to be covered by the insurance, when people try to suck me into their drama, when the clerk at the grocery store is exceptionally rude, when I am being overcharged for something, or even when the kids are squabbling... I act like a one year old!
Okay, maybe not to that same degree. Sure, I may whine a little. I will probably yell a little. If absolutely necessary, I may even shed a tear. And you know what? I feel better afterward. Do you know why? It's because, like a one year old, I deal with the issue as it comes. I don't bottle it up "for the sake of peace". I don't "let it go", even though addressing it may not be the most popular (or most peaceful) thing to do. If I hold onto an issue, I suffer. I get stressed, and my whole family suffers. By dealing with things as they come, I am able to release a ton of stress that I don't need or want.
So, next time you encounter a stressful situation, try it. Act like a one year old. You will feel so much better!