Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mommy's Project 52:11 Rewarding

Rewarding is...




...a smile from your child(ren) when you come home at the end of a long day.
...the feeling of elation and exhaustion after a hard race.
...finally seeing a $0.00 balance on a credit card statement.
..."Mommy, I went on the potty!" after months of potty training.
..."Great dinner tonight, honey".
...a glass of wine.
..."Thank you".
...a clean kitchen after hours spent cleaning it.
...setting a PR in a race you've done before.
...when all the laundry is done and folded and put away {wait, that's a mere dream!}.
...school pictures you don't need to have retaken.
...a full fridge and freezer after shopping with sale ads and coupons for most of your weekend.
...a nice, long shower after a long run on a hot summer day.
..."I love you, Mommy".
...peace and quiet after lights out at bed time.
...an empty e-mail inbox at work.
...a glass of wine.
...coming in ahead of the hot shot from the high school cross country team in a 10K race.
...discovering you picked just the right gift for someone who "has everything".
...a glass of wine.
...a board filled with race bibs, many accompanied by medals.
..."Thank you".
...a glass of wine.
...getting the stains out of a white shirt.
...a vacation - which is paid for before you get there.
...a glass of wine.