FIND THE COURAGE TO BE POSITIVE!
“The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”. ~Unknown
Why is it that being crabby comes to us so easily. To sulk, whine, and complain is so much easier than whipping out a smile and sticking it on our face. Why is it so much easier to sink into the black whole of being negative than to pull ourselves out. Sinking is easier than pulling that’s why. It’s comfortable.
Being more positive than negative isn’t easy, the pain and anger that Step Mother’s often face is like a weight. Fighting it is hard…. really hard at times. We need both courage and strength to stay positive. Sometimes it takes just being stubborn. Know in your heart that once you cave to negativity, it will take a lot longer to dig yourself out.
If you want to be a positive Step Mom, be willing to drop the negative conversations you have with yourself and those around you. You don’t have to love the bio parent, but you can get along with them. It does take courage to let go and be the bigger person – but you have it in you, I know you do.