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Seeing the Good Days

I'm a new mom to an amazing 7 month old boy. Due to finances, I had to go back to work after he was born. It's been killing me and eating away at me ever since and I was desperately looking for encouragement and support when I attended a Time Out For Women event.

While I was there, I came across a book by Emily Freeman, Love Life and See Good Days, and found my inspiration there.  

I devoured the book in a week and wanted more.

There were a few parts that really stood out and helped me to remember that in our own individual lives, it's all about perspective.

One of my favorite examples was a personal parable she shared called The Parable of the Dandelion. Emily relates this experience:

"One weekend my girls and I took a drive together. We passed through acres and acres of farmland. My eyes were drawn to the overwhelming number of dandelions that had taken over the fields. The green landscape was dotted with a mixture of bright yellow flowers and white, fluffy balls of seeds.

We had spent weeks trying to kill the dandelions in our own yard, and I thought about what a job that farmer would have trying to clear those weeds from his landscape.

My daughters saw something different: acres and acres of dandelion fluff just waiting to be blown from the stem.

A thousand weeds or a thousand wishes.

It's all in your perspective.

My girls were able to discern something good in an object most of us view as an irritant or bother. The lesson in this parable is so clearly defined: Our eyes see what we want them to see."

Out of this particular parable, here is what I learned...

  •  A thousand weeds, or a thousand wishes... Our eyes see what we want them to see.

"Let what you see be governed by a desire to uncover something better, to recognize the concealed good that is inherent within." (that includes how we look at ourselves ladies!)

Another lesson was found when the author talked about why she chose to 'see good days'.

Everywhere we go and in everything we do, we are always telling people to have a good day. Well, guess what? You're not always going to have a good day and that is OK! Not every day is going to be perfect where the house is clean, the laundry is done, the dishes are put away and the kids are calm. But as long as we can strive to SEE the good in each day, that is what matters.

Sometimes it's not until the end of the day that we can truly see the good in it, but as long as we recognize and see the good in all our days, it makes a huge difference.

This has been something that I have held dear to my heart over the last few weeks. I have done my best to see the good days and I can tell you, it has truly made a difference in my life.

May we all Love Life and work on Seeing the Good Days!

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Megan has been married to her Knight In Shining Armor for 4 years and is a brand new momma. She loves cooking, baking, photography and music and has time for none of it as she works full time and is striving to find balance in life. She blogs over at The Stoker Kitchen.

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