Alex seriously is wise beyond his years and in honor of his birthday, I thought I might take a page out of his life book…
He is an optimist to the core, having read The Secret a few years ago and applying it to everything in his life. He is constantly reminding me that life is what we make of it and sometimes, to an annoying fault 😉
But, I must admit, it must be an amazing way to view life.
I bought Alex this shirt for part of his birthday present and gave it to him last night.
The words, while funny because it includes Spock (one of his “heroes”), are perfect for Alex.
He believes in stopping and making sure he is viewing everything positively.
Isn’t that awesome?!?
I mean, how many times have you wished you had just done something differently?
Said something a different way?
Approached a situation with a more open mind?
How nice it must be to not second guess,
to be certain you’ve made the right choice, or statement, the first time.
The confidence my son exudes is amazing,
Because, honestly, I am the queen of second-guessing.
To a fault.
I try to be positive, but lately, I have been such a pessimist that I annoy even myself.
I’ve made it almost a goal to look for the negative in all situations and…
it’s a depressing, depressing way to live.
So, for Alex,
because of Alex,
I am going to make every effort to change that,
to find my optimism.
I have a home,
I have a family,
amazing kids that make me proud beyond words,
we are healthy (mostly),
my marriage is healthy,
and I am loved.
What more can I ask for?
Participating with Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday.
PS Please check out my guest post about raising twins and autism at Multiples and More.