Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pat Yourself On The Back Day

Sometimes I think Moms get the short end of the stick. We are expected to always be "on" and very rarely have a day off. Keeping up with the kids, work, and the house can all be overwhelming. Yet, we keep pushing on amidst the mounting piles of laundry, the disorganized workspace, the clean clothes that remain unfolded and certainly not put away (perhaps I am only speaking for myself here but feel free to insert your own "issues"). We moms do it all or at least try to. And you know what? We have a thankless job. A "thank you" for the work that we do is seldom heard. This is to be expected I guess. Perhaps gifts on Mother's Day make up for the rest of the year. I don't know.

What I do know is that even if we are not thanked for the work that we do - there is always a way for us to love and acknowledge ourselves. However, so many mothers I know feel guilty for taking me time or have a difficult time accepting a compliment when it comes their way. Other Moms are recognized for accomplishments but brush them under the table for fear of offending others. I have fallen guilty of this myself. And today I want to declare "Pat Yourself on the Back" Day! How you celebrate is up to you. I am going to simply bask in being named Woman of the Month on "I Complete Me" Then I will take a visit to Maximum Potential and enjoy being bestowed the title "incredible woman." Perhaps next I will mosey on over to the Kellogg's Snackpicks site where I am a featured Mom Blogger. As I sit here at my disorganized desk with my unfolded laundry and my never ending to-do list, I am taking a day to stop stressing and simply enjoy being the beautiful, fabulous me.

I recommend you do the same. If you don't see yourself as the beautiful and fabulous person that you are, no one else will. We all deserve a day to say to ourselves "job well done." Why not make that day today?


Elisa said...

wow, Renee! that's awesome! Congratulations! Got a corner office myself, in my house ;-)

Jamie said...

This is great and congrats on your accomplishments. I know one thing for sure I sure appreciate my mom now that I am a parent sooooo.... one day we will be thanked!!!

Justice Jonesie said...

Congrats girl, you have been super busy!!! Keep up the awesome work and don't forget the little people. :)

TRochelle said...

Okay now throw on the Wonder Woman Outfit to accept the award lol! You truly deserve the invisible lasso!

M'kaila's Mom said...

well said .... I think I'm gonna schedule a "Pat Myself on the Back Day" this week,or may be I'll jsut take the entire week!!! I deserve it!

Wifey said...

Congrats and good for you, girl! And even bigger kudos for encouraging others to celebrate themselves!

Winks & Smiles,

The POSHpreneur said...

you are fabulous!! thanks for this post, I needed it :)

Felicia - I complete Me said...

This is such a great idea! I think I'm going to do this as well. I'm not sure which day I'm going to use for this or maybe do it biweekly but I am certainly going to do this.

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