~~Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.~~ Unknown
I failed at that already this morning. It happens, I know. But still, I hate that I snapped at my son and he is now starting his day knowing his mom was mad at him.
We have those "oops" moments from time to time. Being human means we make mistakes no matter how hard we try not to. That's ok. Keep trying. Learn to say, "I'm sorry". Learn to accept apologies and grant forgiveness.
Because I am so very human, I recognized that quitting smoking meant that I might be short-tempered from time to time. Having that knowledge, I stopped it before it got out of hand. I asked that my family and friends tell me that I smelled good. I asked them to be gentle with me. And then I was kind in return. No snipping, no anger, no short temper. They didn't deserve that.
So while I make mistakes, while I have "oops" moments, and while I am extremely human, I am so glad that I did not make my family totally miserable when I quit smoking. I cherish them, I love them, and I could not do that to them. It is not impossible to quit and be kind. I was. It is not impossible to quit and be positive. I was. It is not impossible to quit and be happy. I was.
But this was me and how I handled things. Your quit...your decision how to handle it.
As for this morning......Jake knows he is loved. Our little spat was just that. Little. This afternoon will be grins, laughter, and forgiveness. It's how we roll in my family :)
Have a beautiful day!! May you feel joy in your quit and love in your world.....