Have a favorite charity
Be the first to apologize
Pour yourself a cup full of Karma
Get your hands dirty
Donate blood - You have plenty
Only look back if it makes you smile
Marshmallows have no nutritional value and that is okay
Save every sip and bite
Be the ruler of your own life
Plant lots of trees
Indulge in chocolate therapy
I don't remember where I got this list, but it is worth sharing.
I had a yelling moment with my son. He and were arguing stupidly about about the first summer we were in MN. My son's girlfriend was in the car. She was already mopy (gloomy) about other things and she told me to "shut up." She does not like yelling. After the shock wore off and we were in our driveway, I said, "So I can't have a bitchy moment, but I have to put up your (Brannon) bitchy moments and Mariah's bitchy moments?"
Bad move, mom. I called her phone later and left an apology on her voice mail. She told Brannon that she did not think I meant my apology and that we are a crazy family. Well, DUH!
The next day, Mariah and her mom had a screaming match in front of Brannon. Hmmmm....It has been kind of nice not to see her mopy face every day at my house or at school.
I am actually sorry that I yelled at Brannon and at her. And my apology was real. I don't think I will make a good mother-in-law if my son or daughter marries a crazy person.