I decided that today was a good day to start my challenge. One year ago in May my husband left me for his classroom assistant. Today, she had his baby. I wanted to put a positive spin on this day and think about how I could share my gifts with others rather than dwell on what I've lost and what I feel like I'm lacking in my life. So my mantra this morning was, "Today I give peacefully." I also have two small children of my own, and run a small in-home childcare so I spent today caring for eight children under the age of seven. My Mom also had a minor procedure done to her heart today, so I had a lot on my mind and needed to remind myself constantly to keep my peaceful, and generous demeanor. I repeated my mantra over and over. My main gift today was having all the kids help me make handmade get well soon cards for my Mom. My kids and I hand delivered them to her in the hospital tonight and brought my dad some dinner. It was wonderful to see my parents light up as the kids walked in the room and then again as my Mom read her cards! I was surprised at how much just being aware of having good positive thoughts affected my whole mood today, even with everything going on! I feel very blessed that my Mom is doing well. I also feel blessed that my children have a new sibling. Even though it's not ideal circumstances. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!