I've talked on here about how I'm doing The Armor of God Bible study, and really loving it. I will tell you those, prior to starting it I was feeling like the "problems" I was facing were other peoples' fault and I kind of had a "poor me" attitude. Through doing this study for a few weeks, my attitude and prayer life have changed. I also found this post about 10 Powerful Verses for Your War Room that are amazing, and I've been working to pray them daily.
A change in attitude is also do to some pretty awful situations I've witnessed. The superintendent of my school district's son committed suicide. He was only 15, and believe me when I say that no one saw it coming. I didn't have him in class, but saw him in the hallways and in all the sports and activities he took part in. My "problems" were really anything but a problem. Seriously. I had gotten some perspective. I can't even imagine what that family and those who were truly part of Reid's life are going through right now.
Then, there was a fatal car crash in my hometown killing a couple who had just gotten engaged. A man ran a red light, and two people's lived ended. Again, perspective.
We can have such a tendency to play "poor me" and be so focused on ourselves. However, what I thought were problems were really nothing in comparison. I also realized that my desire for control was the real problem, not anything anyone else was doing. These situations have caused to thank God that I actually have a family, even when they drive me crazy. It's made me thankful for boy noise, baby cries, scattered shoes, and a dirty kitchen. All of these things are proof of a family I love and who loves me.
I encourage you to take a look at your own "problems" and see if you can think about them differently. I know it has for me.
As for my outfit, I got this cardigan from Pink Blush and it's is my favorite thing. Seriously. It's sold out, but they have a ton of cute options here. Also, about a week ago I went through my clothes and got rid of a ton of stuff, including about 20 pair of pants and jeans. Now, I am well aware how crazy that is to be able to get rid of that many and still have a few left, but it needed to be done. I had a bunch of dress pants that were not longer in stye, some capris (yes, I still had some in my closet, oops), some khakis (again, yes, some of these left) and a few pair of jeans that just didn't fit well. I was however, excited when I found these jeans. Since I literally hadn't worn any of my pants or jeans for nearly I year I totally forgot about these. They are Banana Republic and I (kind of) remember getting them at Goodwill last year. They fit perfectly and feel new! Score!
Cardigan: Pink Blush c/o similar
Earrings: Nickel and Suede same
Jeans: Banana Republic similar (on sale)
Boots: Miz Mooz same (on sale)