So many things come to an end in June, and I’m usually ready for it to be done at that time. This year my oldest graduated 8th grade! I’m still in amazement at how fast the time flew by for us. It has been quite the journey. We have tackled so much and being out of school now just for a week has also shown me how much my boys have matured. I find that I too have matured and that’s a good thing! I can’t wait to see where our adventures take us next! Here is how it all ending this month…..
The end of June taught me:
10. that I find people who only talk about themselves boring. ( My husband and I spent an entire evening with a couple and they never asked us a single question. I although could tell you more things about them than you would want to know. I think I barely talked.)
9. it takes a lot of patience and biting your tongue when you have to hear the same story over and over again. ( Here is my advice: If that is your only story you need to make new ones.)
8. that sometimes you have to let things that annoy just go. ( Yes, I said it. If someone needs to monopolize the conversation talking about themselves just let them, if someone needs to tell their tired old story again just let them. They obviously need the attention ore than you do. )
7. to seize the day! ( Once again, that brilliant idea that I didn’t act on was brought to fruition by someone else. How many times can I let this happen to me? Action, action! I need to take action and stop daydreaming!)
6. there are no do-overs and that’s okay. ( My son’s class got together after graduation and tossed their hats in the air. A few folks missed the perfect shot and one parent demanded over and over again that they re-do the toss. Here’s the thing – you missed it trying to get your camera ready. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the moment as it happens, whether you have a photo or not.)
5. people need to watch what they say at school events because you never know who could be sitting by you and listening. ( I know it’s hard to control what family members say or do at your child’s event, but it makes a poor reflection on the family when it is a negative about another child. Just a thought.)
4. I’ve reached my maximum quota for inspirational quotes. ( Honestly, I love quotes, but I just can’t read another one this month. Remind of this the next time I post one-LOL!)
3. when we all work together as a family everyone is appreciative. ( Okay, so we stopped the this is your job and this is my job thing and now we all work together. Things get done faster, the kids appreciate things more, and we all complain less. Plus it’s fun!)
2. I have missed having a garden and I think that not having one for a couple of years has reinforced my love for taking care of one. ( Once again, the product of working together and compromise has made an impact on our lives. We have been enjoying the rewards! Plus weeding helps ease my nerves.)
1.it is never truly the end. Every ending is the beginning of something new.