I lost contact with this friend over the years but she's never left my mind. There are mother's that I meet who seem to always laugh instead of get annoyed and who discipline with a smile instead of yelling. I imagine this is the type of mother my friend is today if she has children. I, unfortunately, am not that type of mother. I get angry, I get annoyed, and sometimes those things get the best of me and I yell. My mother was this way and my sister is this way so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that I am this way too. I know I can't be this perfectly happy mommy and wife 100% of the time and I'm pretty sure those mothers I meet are not like that 100% of the time either. Although it wouldn't surprise me if my friend was. I admire that kind of patience and calmness in people. I'm not really one of those women who have a list of things they would change about themselves... I believe there is a reason and purpose for which you were born the way you were. But I do wish I could be a bit more in control of my emotions while presented with something that makes me angry or irritated.
So I am far from perfect... but the simple fact that I recognize my imperfections I think is a therapy within itself. It makes me aware of the next time something might happen that could arouse those feelings in me and I am able to anticipate and be better prepared for those moments. So take a moment and confess to yourself what your imperfections are. Fessing up to these truths may not only help you better understand yourself... but may help you better understand others as well.
~ Be Magical!