Monday, April 4, 2011

Mawiage. Mawiage, is what brings us, togevuh, today.

A friend of mine loaned me a short book, oh, about two months ago--

It's a self-help book about mawiage. A dweam, within a dweam.

This is a very short book. Shoulda only taken me about 2 nights to read it. And it would have, had I not read a page and then started snoring/slobbering, every.single.night.

But I digress. This book-- I loved it. It was awesome. But there was one teensy little sentence that really stuck out for me. And I noticed that my friend must have liked it too, since she highlighted it:

"I think I'll be delightful today."

In a nutshell? I get to choose my 'tude. Dude, I need this. I need an attitude adjustment. Just ask anyone who saw me this weekend. You know what my hubby used to say about me when we were dating? It might surprise you:

"You are the happiest person I know."

Um, yeah. Pretty sure he wouldn't say that about me the last, oh. . (how many years have I had kids? onetwothreefour. . .) seven years. So, it's sorta my mantra right now.

(go ahead, you can take my printable)
My lil framed reminder hangs in my closet so I can see it each morning.

And, actually, in my head it goes a little more like this: "I think I'll be delightful today. As for tomorrow, well, I'll be a raging hag. But for today, I'll be delightful."


'Cause, you know, I like choices. But hopefully that tomorrow doesn't arrive. A girl can dweam.

27 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the Princess Bride!

I need to be a little more delightful myself. Your printable is so positive. Look what mine says:

http://lisasroombyroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/free-download-especially-for-you.html

I think I'll try to be delightful too. Maybe tomorrow. ;)

Joanna said...

Oh yes, I agree. P.S. I have something for you on my blog today. You are welcome. www.creatingbetterhabits.com

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Such a great reminder, we do choose how we react to things and how we are going to be with our family. And, I have been told that the mom sets the mood so... I guess we have to make good choices. Thanks for the reminder.
Brooke

Emily said...

I think that is a really good mantra to have. I love it!

Mommybreath said...

It must be going around. Or maybe we were working off the same brainwave today. I posted about being haggish (depending on your time zone)just before you did. Around here it is the weather's fault. I think. Nope, definately weather. I gonna stick to that.
Sending happy thoughts... ohmmm...

Brenda Baker said...

My husband got ordained online to officiate the wedding of his high school best friend and her now husband. They insisted he start the ceremony off with the Princess Bride reference. They met online, when the groom placed a personal ad as Wesley looking for his Buttercup. Soul mates if I've ever seen them!

In other news, when I couldn't fix my moods I finally saw a doctor. Now your new mantra fits perfectly. I'm so stinking happy I just let all 3 of my kids (ages 10, 8, and 3) go out to play in the pouring rain, knowing how much work the drippy clean up will be. :) I think I'll be delightful today.

Renee said...

Gracious... needed the reminder! THANKS!

Cass@Happiness Lives Here said...

I love this mantra! It may need to go up on the wall in my office.

828 Miles Later said...

My attitude has been horrible today. I am giving myself a one day hormonal pass and taking Midol as needed. (TMI, but who cares).
Tomorrow is a new day.

What is the name of the book?

Trina said...

I went to comment on this on MM and couldn't find it, but it's been running through my head. Such good advice!

Ashley Tremaine said...

Love it....tomorrow I might be a raging hag!! Great post, and a mantra that I need to take on as my own!!

lizrunge87 said...

such a great thought! what was the book that it was in??

Jen said...

Love this mantra. Love Princess Bride. Love this blog. You are my pretend best-friend in a totally non-creepy non-stalkery way.

Too late for me to be delightful today. But I'm definitely going to shoot for being delightful tomorrow. Thank you. :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That is like my favorite movie. I can watch it over and over. Hubby and son were driving off to the store and I yelled out, Bye-bye boys, have fun storming the castle! I got an odd look.

Teri said...

I love it. L.O.V.E. I think I may have to borrow that! :) I could use an attitude adjustment, too...sometimes I need reminders to just be happy and grateful!

Jenny said...

My children were just telling that I need to change my tude... maybe I need the book.

Lisa said...

Love your new mantra! Sometimes I forget how stinkin delightful I really am, it's been so long. Thanks for the reminder to choose it every day.
PS I find you quite delightful!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love this....going to add it to my quote book.

Audra said...

Oh...man...oh...man! I am so going to make this my face book status tomorrow. Just to throw off the people at work, because I have been, uh, less than delightful, more along the lines of cranky-need-a-nap-teething-about-to-throw-a-tantrum-and-turn-red-in-the-face...
Hey, I am just saying...Delightful should work for them. I will keep the part about being a hag out because they might stage a coup.

I am positive tar and feathers is not a good look for me.

Hugs!

Stefanie said...

Mandi, I laughed so hard about the comment, "delightful today, hag tomorrow"!! You are a nut girlfriend!

BeingBrook said...

Hag tomorrow? LOL!!! So true that kids tend to make us all a little less cheerful and delightful. Love the new saying. I shall be delightful tomorrow too. At least until noon. It's spring break at our house and it's supposed to rain so I don't think I'll be able to manage delightful ALL day.

ellie g said...

Ummmm...this post?

Was CRAZY good!

Kim said...

I'm a lurker but had to give you some love! Thanks for the printable ... I so need that in my face. every. single. day.

Kathleen said...

You're awesome. Thanks for a great post.

slommler said...

Perfect!! I think I will too!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

Megan said...

I LOVE this - such a great reminder!

Jake and Emily Hutchings Family said...

i love that quote and i love your humor on your blog. can i ask a question--how do you create printables like that? i have a million ideas i want to put to print but am having a hard time discovering the steps...