From Bitter To Better

I’ve wrestled with writing this post for a few days now for fear that people will get the wrong idea, but I’ve decided to press forward to share some thoughts.

Plus, I don’t have any other ideas right now.

On Thanksgiving Day, my son gave me a card he made at school.

My  husband and I had a good chuckle over the fact that he barely made the cut on the cover.

I opened the card to a list of things that Skippy is thankful for.

When I read the first thing on the list, I felt like I was punched in the stomach.

He typed that all by himself.

I asked him why he thought I hated my job and he responded, “Because of the way you talk about it.”

I spent a good chunk of our four day weekend thinking about what he said and I realized that I complain…a LOT.  About everything.  Real or perceived, chances are, I have had a negative opinion.  Apparently, I’ve become so bitter that my son made the leap that his mother hates her job.

I knew I had been griping about a lot of things and I knew it was a problem, but I thought I had done a good job of shielding my kids from my negativity.

Well…the photo shows how well I did at that.

It’s not an easy thing to realize that you’ve become a bitter person.  So now the question is….what do I do about it?

I’ll have to figure that one out.

Have you had to face something about yourself? How did you handle it?

How do you go from bitter to better?

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