lessons from the Travel Trailer- The Quiet Heart pt. 2 EDIT

I just wanted to clarify, since I left you all hanging... No one is sick or in danger in anyway.  The bombshell is related to Jets and moving.  That is all I'm going to say about that...

and just a bit more on Denial. I was in a bit of a rush when I threw that post out last night and I had some more I wanted to say. I am serious here.

Whatever rustles up your feathers, deny yourself.

If you are in a hurry at the grocery store and feel yourself stomping your foot at the teenager chewing her gum like a 2 year old and ringing people up in slow motion, purposely put a huge smile on your face and ask her how her day is going when it's finally your turn.  Better yet, find an even longer line and wait even longer with a huge smile on your face.

If you just have to have a new black sweater for the fall because it goes with everything, do not buy it.  Go out in the chilly weather for a few days with no sweater and be cold.  Then throw on last years brown sweater with a huge smile and forget about that black one you had to have.

So you are out of baby wipes and carrots and your husband forgets to stop at the store on his way home even though you reminded him three times.  Do not say a word. Do not run to the store.  Throw some paper towels into the wipes bucket with some water and a squirt of soap and put a huge smile on your face.  Oh, and make your chicken soup with sweet potato instead of carrots.  Or just have broth.  With a huge smile on your face. (This didn't actually happen of course, my husband had the day off yesterday. But we are out of wipes and carrots, so I practiced my huge smile.)

Tell me how you do this week, what are some of the things you need to deny yourself? And how is your huge smile coming along?


  1. Wow, I don't even know where to begin on this. I can't believe that it's such a novel idea to me, but it is. I also don't "like" it, but I also have this (Spirit?) poking me that you are on to something here........ Hmmm...... Ok, so thanks for the conviction :) You are iron-sharpening-iron here, and I love you for it :)
    Oh, and what do I need to deny myself? Right now, I could probably sum it up as "control." Boy do I really need to just go with the flow a whole lot better... I'll let you know how I do :)


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