I love this quote because it serves as a reminder to search for positivity in every situation, no matter how large or small the rain storm.
There was a minor storm that passed through my life this week. To make a long story short, my cream- colored living room carpet ended up with three HUGE red stains on it, courtesy of my tot. (Pizza + too much birthday cake + rambunctious excitement = a combination for disaster! Thankfully, she felt much better after the ordeal.) If you don’t already know, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to, well, everything. The cleanliness of my house is definitely on the top of the list. Despite several days of dabbing, soaking, and scrubbing with various cleaning solutions, the stains still remain. They’ve faded to pink, and they stick out like a sore thumb right smack dab in the middle of the room. I’ve cried. I’ve screamed into a pillow. I’ve expressed my frustrations to the ones I love. And this morning, I finally accepted the fact that my carpet is never going to be the same.
I have decided to find the good in the situation because there’s nothing I can do to fix it. Re-carpeting the living room is financially out of the question. I suppose there’s positivity to be found in the fact that I can schedule some much needed “mommy time” to go shopping for a rug to cover the pink splotches. Maybe I’ll treat myself to an afternoon matinee while I’m at it. The stain ordeal was a test of my patience. I’m not sure I passed, but I did get a few laughs out of it! When the incident occurred, my entire family was knelt down on the floor, scrubbing away. We chuckled at the situation to make light of it. I’ll always have that memory (and the photographs I took to document it); not to mention, now I can let my guard down a little bit when it comes to food and drink in the living room. What’s one more stain amongst the rest, right? :)
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