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Hockey Joy

February 10, 2011

It has been quite the week, and all day I was prepared to write a blog post about how horrible it has been.  I could blog about the fact my husband is out of town for another week!  I could blog that he always seems to be gone for the dreaded garbage day!  Maybe I would write about how flipping-cold it is in Canada (go figure)!



As I  was taking out the garbage in the freezing cold, because my husband is on yet another boy's road trip, I envisioned making pictures like this...







But then I came inside and <clicked> on the For The Love Of Blogs site!




There it was! They were asking people to BE JOYFUL, and here I am complaining that I had to take out the trash.  Complaining that it is cold in February, in CANADA!  Complaining that my husband was out of town for one whole week (not a year or more...like many solidiers)!  I knew I had to refocus my energy and stop my complaining!

I needed a photo that made me joyful...and I knew exactly what that photo was!

This picture was taken when we first returned to our summer home after a hockey season.  My daughter was so anxious to go in the lake, that she took off her clothes and went for an evening swim.

 The Hockey Life is like an evening swim in the lake...sometimes it is cold, but it is always rewarding!




18 comments:

Isabelle said...

It's not freezing cold here in my country but it's definitely wet cold because of the constant rain..I have so much to complain as well, so I guess I need to do the be joyful post as well...=)

TheYotesDiva said...

Thanks for this post! It was a great thing to read first thing this morning! Gratitude is infectious! Have a great day!

TexaGermaNadian said...

Cute! I love it :) Hope the trash starts taking itself out and that the weather warm!

Ada said...

Awww, I love that you managed to turn all those negative feelings into joy. What a great picture and memory of your daughter.

Mollie said...

Somehow, over the course of our marriage, I got stuck with Trash Duty. I'm with ya.

LesleyRH said...

Great pic! Sometimes its so easy to focus on the negative and everything that isn't going your way we don't pay attention to the good stuff. I'm guilty of that! I'll have to do a joyful post, too!

Michelle said...

I live in MN and I feel your pain! Great picture. Found you through the blog hop :)

Tanya said...

Loved the attitude adjustment. I've been known to need those every once in awhile (more like daily).

LOVE that picture! If I had one like that of one of my kiddos, it would definitely bring me joy. So cute.

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Hockey Wife said...

Love the photo, it's one of those 'keepers' for sure. Glad you started your day off with something so positive. After I wrote my 'if I didn't love it' post, I felt a lot happier.

Nicole said...

great post and don't you hate sometimes when you want to be crabby but realize you shouldn't be b/c it could be way worse... LOL

cakeologist said...

I love the photo. Would you like me to send my son to you to create a contraption that will take out the trash for you (or blow it up so you don't have to take it out)?

Rockin' Mama said...

well hope this makes you smile!
gave you an award hookerr!

XxOo!

Megan said...

At least he brings you back hotel toiletries!! that's better than bringing home a stomach virus! :) TGIF :P

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melody-mae said...

visiting from the joy blog hop and FTLOB and the picture of the little tushie in the water is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it and it made me smile!

~Lisa said...

What a CUTE picture! It made me laugh and smile. That would bring anyone JOY! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up! :) Happy weekend!

Crystal said...

That is so cute! you always do such great posts! I bet you're a hoot in "real" life!!!

Ross said...

Ok! It is cold here in Canada, but it is Feb and you have to be thick skinned. Any way you look at it though -40C is cold!!!