Wishing for Smooth Easy Days

stay at home mom

Wishing for Smooth Easy Days

I am a Mom. I am also a Licensed Master Social Worker. One of many things I can do with an LMSW is provide counseling. I’ve started doing that part-time online from home. One of the tools in counseling is asking the “miracle question.” It goes something like this: Suppose you went to bed tonight and while you were sleeping, a miracle occurred. How would you know this miracle occurred when you woke up? What would be different? Another variation involves a fairy godmother, a magic wand, and the granting of the person’s wishes. Again, the person identifies what would be different if their wishes all came true.

554378_10150880544109779_1386811580_n As a mom, my biggest wish is for the days to go more smoothly.

I wish for a peaceful, uninterrupted by anything night’s sleep.

I wish to wake truly refreshed and ready for all the day may bring.

I wish for the energy to tackle a physical workout and spiritual devotional time before the others join me.

I wish for no arguing as we eat breakfast and start schoolwork.

I wish for seamless, smooth transitions from work to play.

I wish this play were less about screens and more about imagination.

I wish for the children to get along with each other and me, so when we go out, our errands run smoothly and without incident.

I wish all these things happened consistently, rather than sporadically.

Smooth days seem beyond my grasp.


do not have to wish for children that love me and want to be with me.

I do not have to wish for a husband that will come home to me every evening (though sometimes later than others).

I do not have to wish for a supportive family or friends.

I do not have to wish for enough food or a place to call home, even during times of transition.

I do not have to wish for peace, grace, or salvation.

No, my days do not run smoothly in this season of life, but I have so much for which to be thankful. While others wish for basic things, I often take those blessings for granted. My wish, for you, is that you have abundantly more than all you can ask or imagine.




This post is part of the One Word Blog Linkup hosted by, Janine and Lisa! This week, the word prompt choices are SMOOTH and WISH. If you would like to join the linkup you can find more information HERE, sign up for weekly emails HERE, and/or join our Facebook group HERE. Every Friday, two prompts are emailed. Choose one and write a post using that word as inspiration. Linkup up any time between 6:00am EST on Wednesday-9:00pm EST on Thursdays on any of the host sites.

I link up with bloggers all over the world.

Follow me at Follow

8 thoughts on “Wishing for Smooth Easy Days

  1. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files

    What a great message. Thanks!
    Jenny @ Unremarkable Files recently posted…7 Quick Takes about Things That Look a Lot Better, Awkward Photo Shoots, and Playtime in an Amputee-Friendly HouseholdMy Profile

    1. growin49_wp

      Any time! So glad you stopped by and bombarded me with comments 😉

  2. Rabia @TheLiebers

    I was complaining to my mom yesterday and then turned myself around a burst into tears thinking about all the moms in this world who don’t have a safe place to raise their kids. It gave me a lot of good perspective and it was really what I needed to feel grateful again. I’m also working on what I cna do to help those other moms.
    Rabia @TheLiebers recently posted…Peach Apple Fruit Leather {Recipe}My Profile

    1. growin49_wp

      I will be interested to see what you come up with – we all need each other in this parenting thing!

  3. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    I have never hear of that “miracle question,” but it really is telling if you think about it. My days are rarely smooth either, but I try to remember to count my blessings.
    Lisa @ The Golden Spoons recently posted…I wish . . . .My Profile

    1. growin49_wp

      I use variations of the Miracle Question often, as it really does get people to think about what they want out of a given situation (I may or may not use this technique on friends who come to me looking for free therapy).

  4. Janine Huldie

    Aw, I am with you on this and know I, too, have so much to be thankful for in this time of my life, as well. Hugs and thank you for sharing here today 😉
    Janine Huldie recently posted…This Mom’s Back to School WishesMy Profile

    1. growin49_wp

      It’s easy to forget all we have to be thankful for during the daily grind. Glad you stopped by today. Thanks as always for being a gracious hostess!

Comments are closed.