3 Simple Steps: Set A Positive Tone For the Whole Day

I remember four years ago I was sitting in a motherhood conference when I heard some life changing advice:

“When you see your kids in the morning, whether you feel like it or not, tell them you are happy to see them!” 

Whoa. I immediately stopped and thought about how my days typically start. I hear my son waking up and the pity party starts:

“Ugh. I was really hoping he would sleep in today.”
“Why is he awake SO early?!”
“I wish I could sleep more.”

Looking back I believe my poor little guy could sense this when I went to get him in the morning, and I feel awful about it now.

So I promised myself as I sat in that room that I would change. That our mornings would change. Every single day without fail, when I say, “I am so happy to see you!” I get a huge smile in return.

You will look at my three steps and laugh because it really is this simple, but I dare you to try it. Every single day for a week, a month, a year. Try it. I bet you notice what I notice: My kids are happier, I am happier, and the tone of our morning is a much more positive one!

simple steps to set the tone for the whole day


It’s as simple as that!



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.