Monsters and Fear

When I was growing up, there was this book my Dad would read called The Monster at the End of the Book.  It was funny and about fear.  It was about how we are often afraid of something happening when we don’t have all the facts.

I’ve been told that most of our pain happens when we are not living in the present.  Most of the time we feel pain it’s because we are worrying about the future or because we are having regret about the past.

There is a quote by Mark Twain:

I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life.  Some of which actually happened.

I think fear naturally amplifies the worst possibilities.  This week, it played out at home.  T was worried all weekend that the kids at school would not like his new haircut.  But, today he had a great day, and they said nice haircut.

In the story, Grover tries to keep from getting to the end of the book where the monster is and finds out that he is the monster at the end of the book.

So, we should strive to be less worried and afraid and take life as it comes.  :)Mon

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Making Someone’s Day

This week, my daughter REALLY wanted a sandwich to take with her on a field trip.  But, not just any sandwich, a pizza sub from subway.  With pepperoni, cheddar cheese, on flat-bread and toasted.  And chips.  She had $20 she received for her birthday.  She would pay for it herself.

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She called me in tears because she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to have it, since noone was there to take her to the store.  But, super parent to the rescue, I picked up her sandwich and chips and her day was made.

She also has her first email account, and the first email she ever sent said…”thanks a lot. love you. thanks for the sandwhich. 😛  :)”

Best Parent Evah!