Today was not a day I was proud of. Things started off on the wrong foot first thing in the morning and just got worse and worse as the day progressed.
I was tired, easily irritated, sad, frustrated and lazy -- and that made for a very bad mix. Added to that, the girls didn't get enough sleep last night which left them very cranky all day long.
All in all -- it was a horribly bad combination.
Shortly before the girls' bedtime, I was sweeping the living room floor and I thought to myself: Wouldn't it be nice if it were this easy to sweep up and throw away the day's mistakes.
But that's not the way it works; I can't get rid of all the evidence of today's happenings. There may not be any physical evidence to show the negative events of the day -- but there sure are emotional remnants that will not quickly disappear.
So, while I cannot sweep up the day full of mistakes and throw it away -- I can look ahead to tomorrow and strive to do better.
And that is what I fully intend to do.