We Are Alive! April 16th, 2024 No Bad Moods Allowed!

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A Beautiful Day

It's a beautiful day! The sun is out, the weather is pleasant. Flowers are blooming! And daddy ran over a scooter with the car.

I was fuming mad. The scooter was ruined and I'm not in a position to replace it right now. The children did not put them away, but laid them on the ground in front of the car, where I could not see them. Irresponsible, careless, thoughtless... grrrrrr!

I marched into the house with the twisted and wrecked scooter announcing that I had run it over because children did not put them away, but left the scooters in front of the car. I declared that it was irresponsible and that I will not be replacing it.... and I do not regret it.

I did not speak truthfully in that moment.

I did regret running over the scooter and I regret not being in a position to replace it right now.

No Bad Moods Allowed

I was going to the store to return bottles and cans and I had my boy with me. By the time I got to the store, I looked to my son and said "I'm not mad anymore." And I wasn't. I no not allow a bad mood. Within minutes I was smiling again.

I expect my son, if he get mad in a moment, to correct his attitude right away and not remain mad for long. I want to be a good example for him.

Oh No!

We returned our cans and bottles and got a little paper slip to redeem for cash at the checkout. It was about $3.20. Nothing huge, but it's something. We shop around and pick up a few items. When we got to the checkout, the paper slips were missing.

I checked my pockets, I checked my wallet, I checked my back pockets... where did they go???? I completed checkout, then returned into the store and retraced my steps. It must have fallen out of my pocked at some point. I retraced my steps, looking everywhere and nothing, it's like it vanished. I know it's only a few dollars, but it's why I came to the store! In that moment, I was really really frustrated and unhappy with myself for being careless with the contents of my pocket. I was actually sort of mad! Again!

I looked at my son and said "I guess it fell out of my pocket and I can't find it. Maybe someone who needed it more than me picked it up."

Immediately, my mood changed and I accepted that that was a few dollars I won't be putting in my wallet. I smiled and assured my son that it's ok, it's not worth getting upset about. He smiled and we went home. No bad moods! It's a beautiful day, the sun is out, the flowers are blooming. Even if it were cold and raining and awful weather, doesn't matter.

No Bad Moods Allowed!

I returned home and apologized to my children who left the scooter in front of the car admitting that I did not speak truthfully when I said "I do not regret it." Turns out the destroyed scooter was an extra one anyway and all the children still have scooters to enjoy this summer.

I smiled and did not allow myself to have a rotten attitude... and my children did not have rotten attitudes either.

It's a beautiful day, the sun is out, the flowers are blooming.

No Bad Moods Allowed Especially Daddy!


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Benjamin Turner: God fearer. Rooted in Messiah. Husband of @lturner. Father of SIX wonderful children. The guy behind the camera. Blockchain enthusiast.

Bless the Most High!

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Children should always be treated in such a good manner.