Last night we went and got snow cones, we thought we had a birthday party to go to but as we were driving we re-looked at the invite and noticed that it is actually next week so we changed plans and went to get snow cones instead.
Just like today’s post, I had a different theme in mind but I have changed plans so that I can clear the air.
After years of deciding if I should snapchat or not, I finally decided to while on my trip in the Dominican Republic. I was always nervous if I should do this and expose my family even more than I already have.
Today I just want to quickly let you know that in 10 seconds there is no way of knowing the whole story.
For instance kids unbuckled at drive thru window because after driving in the car for 5 hrs. we walked from gas station to drive thru to stretch and go to the bathroom, we then parked and ate.
No I was not breastfeeding Briton and racing my husband home. We actually pulled over when my husband got a ticket to change Britons diaper. We were technically “racing” home from my parents, but not speeding. It’s just something we say to get me out the door because I can stay and talk for so long.
Anyways there is so much more to my snap stories than what meets the eye and what I can possibly capture.
I always have to laugh at what people can catch in such a short glimpse. I am not mad, I just want to let you know that my children’s safety is number one, and when I get emails and threats that my children should be taken away from me, you better believe I’ll clear the air.
May we all look for the good in others today. Something I used to say is whenever someone points at you, just remember there are 3 fingers pointing at them. (try it point your finger and see how many are pointing at you) I feel sorry for those who have to tear others down to make themselves feel better. I hope everyone has a good day.
On a personal note. Growing up I got pretty depressed when my father lost his job, and I had to get taken out of dance and I could no longer afford the latest fashions. I was pretty insecure around my friends, and thought I would have to change my group of friends. Thankfully I didn’t have to and I actually learned a lot.
I remember asking my dad if we could move and how he was so positive. He said Shannon you are not the only one having a hard time, he told me to look outside myself and to look at others and to start treating everyone like they are having a bad day. I took his challenge.
I started complimenting others versus comparing myself to them. I started being happy for other people, and guess what I felt better about myself too. I started eating again because I could control my environment more than just what I ate, I had control of how I felt outside of what shoes I was wearing. I started looking for the best in everyone because it made me feel better too.
Like I said at the beginning I had zero intention of ever talking about this today, but sometimes you just need to change your focus and get a snow cone.