Daily Affirmations
10/7/15 at 12:57 PM 0 Comments

The Nesquick Dilemma

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Oh yes, she can do it. Now I have to guide her.
The 2yr old has decided that she does not want the Cheerio's, instead, she wants to go straight for the Nesquick Chocolate Milk that's offered every am, after her breakfast. It's maddening really, because she's old enough to understand that we do not drink Chocolate Milk (does this sound familiar?) until we EAT, but in her small, stubborn mind, one only has to cry to get what one desires. It doesn't work with me, but there are others it works with...in this house. Sigh....we now have The Nesquick Dilemma.

I don't blame her really. Honestly, who doesn't want to go around the "work" to get the goods? If I could eat all the Chunky Monkey I wanted, without the workouts, I would, but I have to teach her now, when she' the smartest she'll ever be (trust me, she's brilliant), that the only true success in life is one that's earned. We call that intrinsic reward.....working...for the satisfaction....of a job done well.....To me, a beer doesn't taste as good on Monday night, as it does on Friday night, after I've had a bad week, and at the rate I'm going...it's going to be a damned delicious beer.

If I give her the chocolate milk now, she'll learn that crying gets her whatever she wants (yes crying is a POWERFUL weapon against MAN, but that's not the point). Have you ever had one of "those" supervisors whom fresh out of school, no experience, thought they KNEW like EVERYTHING? Obnoxious little brats that they were...you wanted to just throttle them. Well, if I don't teach Duchess now, she'll be obnoxious too. I mean, she's going to be anyway, because of me, but I work hard...just saying. Friends, nothing EARNED is bitter. Feel me? I'm not saying we have to be OCD about our goals, but I am saying the reward comes after the work. We have a generation here, whose twisted the hell out of that concept. Gonna suck, when life gets ahold of them. Gotta go. I see a #guardiansofthebusstop outside.....now THAT's work. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

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