Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Mom's Day Off
I got my kids settled with a Disney dvd, grabbed a book I had been reading, and headed straight to the couch to step out of reality, and into the story. The boys were really into their movie, and then really into playing after that. By the time my husband got home, I was so relaxed I was practically falling asleep. It was wonderful!
While reading the book of fiction, I ran across the perfect advice given by one of the main characters. Here it is...
"I know you're thinking that this whole... situation is something you have to solve. That it's somehow your responsibility to make sure nothing bad happens. But you can't control everything. You'll start making yourself crazy if you try."
I guess taking it easy and reading was exactly what I needed! Even works of fiction can give you some perspective. I have found that this kind of thing happens to me fairly often... and I love it when it does!
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever heard exactly what you needed to hear when you were watching a movie or reading a book? Have you gotten some perspective from something or somewhere unexpected?