Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happiness is . . .

a very tired child!  Friday Kaiden mastered the art of pulling to stand; he wants to do it all the time now!  Since he has much less leg/butt muscle development than a typical mobile toddler, this means all this pulling to stand is a great workout for him.  It wears him right out and he sleeps so well!!  I remember back when the seizures stopped and he began doing weight-bearing on all fours; his little arms would just shake with effort until he built up some muscle . . .

He is beginning to cruise furniture and actual creeping (what we usually call crawling); I have seen up to 4 alternating leg movements - done the right way at the right time, alternating with arm movements!  I love the big grin he gets on his face; he is so proud of himself!!

And on the subject of happiness . . . I really and truly offended someone a few days ago.  With what, you might ask?  My positive attitude!  Why?  Because I called that person out on their negativity. Interestingly enough, I offended them with my positive attitude before I called them out.  Without really intending to, this person made it plainly obvious they are unaware of my history or journey with Kaiden . . . if that person took the time to find out, they'd find a very different story indeed.  Life is what you choose to make it.  After what I've been thru, I choose to have a positive attitude.  Even when the choices I need to make are tough, I choose to view them in the most positive way possible.  I choose positivity.  I choose happiness.

And with that, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes (which actually hangs in my house):
"Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have. It's so simple - yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend." ~Unknown

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