What Makes You Happy?

The other day I was all smiles

They delivered my new pet.

Zooming around the house,

I was singing in joy while pushing it around.

I felt very happy…

When I was a little girl I was thrilled with gifts like toys or new clothes

I felt equally the same when I got my new cleaning vacuum : )

 

This morning I had a “disciplining” moment with my boy

Just right before he went to school.

I do not like feeling mad and sad.

I felt my chest so tight.

And to relieve the stress

I started moving the furniture around.

My little girl asked, “Mommy why are you moving stuff?”

She was jumping on the couch and having a great time.

I rearranged the living room and gave it a different look!

 

Now I feel recharged.

I believe I am really getting old…

Vacuum and rearranging the house?

I feel it was unleashing my creativity.

 

Now I feel happy again.

Discipline Challenge

For me, one of the most difficult challenges in parenting is imposing discipline on children.

I do not know how my parents did it. But I guess I turned out okay.  How do you really do it?  Raising good people.

I noticed that starting at age 6 (now he is 7), I am indeed tested in my ability to discipline a growing boy. Sometimes I am not sure if I am doing it right. All I know is I am doing my best to make him learn and understand things/situation given his natural temperament, his personality, intellect, and other factors that affect his learning. Sometimes it is stressful, draining my energy, makes me worried that he might dislike or hate me for reprimanding him. Generally he is a good and sweet boy. But there are really moments that he is getting on my nerves. I know it is part of raising children.  So help me God. And to all parents out there…Good luck and God bless!

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What Does A Child Say to God?

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When we discipline our six year old, sometimes I would tell him to stay on his bed and read his prayer book. It was last week when he was in trouble with me. He had his time out. In the end, he told me that he made a prayer to God. He handed me his doodle notebook and showed me his prayer. It just melted my heart to know how he talks to God. It gives me consolation and happiness.

Dear God,

We are all sorry for our sins.

I love your son, Jesus.

Please take away our fears from the past

Please bless us, Mighty Lord.

Please defend us and give us stuff we need.

If you can’t, we understand we don’t need it.

Give us our daily bread. We like Hail Mary.

You are a wonderful God.

 Amen.

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