When I work out and watch what I eat a little bit more I feel better.
When I play more with my kids and worry less about how to raise them we are all happier and they grow up just fine.
When I put time and energy into people who love me and reciprocate I feel content and complete. It's not like you're leaving people behind if they are not around to be left right? Follow me here.
When I get things done on my to-do list I don't have anxiety.
When we get outdoors we are happy.
When I read my scriptures and pray I feel direction.
When my clothes start feeling tight I should move my body and sweat more.
When I take things off my google reader that are just noise and clutter I don't miss a thing.
When I force myself to go to bed earlier I can wake up and work out and greet my children with a smile instead of irritation in the morning. (Trying not to think of all the psychological damage of having a mother who is genuinely annoyed to see them in the morning might have done to them. Yikes. No one deserves that.)
When I fearlessly pursue all the creative obsessions I have bursting and dancing around in my mind all day I feel complete joy. (Still working on the confidence to say that like I mean it and to actually execute said obsessions before they take over my brain!)
When I act like a 50s housewife and take care of my home, kids, and man with interest and love things run smoothly, our home is like a heaven on earth, and everyone gets what they need. Especially me. And that might be the biggest surprise of them all.
When I blog the things I want to remember forever, the things I think my family will enjoy, the things I want to share with my "honestly on to" pals, and loved ones near and far, and forget the rest, I blog without wondering who will think I am simple, or silly, or self-centered, or whatever. And I like it. Even if it leads to gigantic run-on sentences ok.
When I shower regularly we all win.