Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Learning to find the positive in even the most trying times is something I have been striving for for several years now. Life is not perfect. WE are not perfect, yet so much of our world and society tells us that we should try to be perfect and if we do not fit nicely into the little box then we had better try harder to mold ourselves into something other than our beautifully imperfect selves. Each and everyday I encounter imperfections. That's life. However, it is up to me to decide what I will choose to see in those imperfections. I could choose to see road blocks, irritations, and major life disasters OR, I could choose to look for the positivity that surrounds each and everyone of us wherever we go. I can choose to see the beautiful blue skies, the dribbling raindrops down my window, the lovely green life sprouting underfoot, my amazing children, and the ability to take a deep breathe and declare, It's good to be alive! It is still the same life, with the same imperfections, but we are blessed with the freedom to love it for every bit life is right now.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
Mother's Day was initiated in the United States after the American Civil War when mothers from the North and South stood united for peace. This mother's day, I am especially grateful for and inspired by the mothers past, present, and future who have, are, and will stand for peace for our children's sake and for the sake of all humanity. If not us, who?
My Mother's Day started in a frazzle yesterday. There was an unconsolable little boy and tears shed by another. It was enough chaos to send me to sit alone in a quiet part of the house and shed a few tears of myself out of the sheer feeling of being overwhelmed. Every year I think about how much Mother's Day seems like a joke to me. It isn't some magical day where mothers get some big break from being a mom. Mothering never stops. Even after my children are all grown up, I will still be a mother each and every day. I will always worry and stress; love and care for them. Being a mother to me is all about loving the everyday chaos as much as I can in the moment, because once it's gone I know I'll miss it dearly.
Monday, May 2, 2011
"Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.”