I wrote this 3 years ago for my Mom on her birthday. I wrote a new one this year, but felt sharing this was still appropriate.
How did 2018 go by so quickly? I’m joining Dawn Landau’s positive affirmation challenge via Courtney Wright. You can find the directions here on Dawn’s post. So set your timer. See how many things you can come up with. The number order has nothing to do with importance. This is totally stream of consciousness.
Thank you, Dawn for doing this again. 😀
- My Husband
- My Children
- My Parents
- My Sister
- My MIL and FIL
- My BILs and SILs
- My Nieces
- My Nephews
- My Church
- Sky our dog
- Tv Shows
- The Internet
- My Blog
- My Home
- The money in my bank account
- The Disney trip we have planned
- My warm bed
- Running Water
- Heat in the winter and A/C in the summer
- My backyard
- Food in the Fridge
- Love of Beer tasting
- My car
- The kid’s school
- Our children’s other parents
- Daily Devotions
- Sounds of Snoring
- Sounds of Laughter
- Good Insurance
- My Education
- My job, SHIPT
- My husband’s job
- Essential Oils
- The Bible
- Home-cooked meals
- Lazy Days
- Smells that take you to a memory
- Emily Ley
- Yoga with Adriene
- Lara Casey
- Annie F. Downs
- Being comfortable in my own skin
- My Grey Hair
- New Days
- New Years
- Holidays shared with Family
- Laughs shared with loved ones
- Being a Mom
- Being a Wife
- Being an Aunt
- Being a Friend
- Being a Daughter
- Being a Granddaughter
- Living a Life of Purpose
- Seeing the Good in People
- A Flexible Job
- More time with my children
- The PTA
- Days off of school home with my kids
- Closets that are organized and full
- My washer and dryer
- The dishwasher
- The crockpot
- People that helped shape my life
- Central Michigan University
- Livonia, MI
- Apps that make life simpler
Today is my Mother’s Birthday!
She has been roaming the earth for 60 years now.
Luckily, I’ve been around for 38 years of that. Lucky for her or for me? Not really sure.
My Mom has always been a constant support for me. I always knew I could talk to her about anything and everything. Whether it was bad grades, my boyfriend’s, getting into trouble or any other life event.
In high school my girlfriends used to want to stay the night on school nights just to get one of my Moms homemade lunches packed for them. When I went away to college my Mom used to make the 2hr journey, 4hr round trip just to bring me groceries from Costco. After getting married she still was there whenever I needed her.
Supporting me in all the ups and downs of life. In the room for the birth of all my children. Watching these kids before or after school while I was working fulltime. Bringing coffee, diet sodas and snacks galore to our family. Most importantly still there as someone to talk to. As life would have it, sometimes I get to be that person for her as well.
Happy Birthday Mom! Thank you for loving me unconditionally, Lord knows I haven’t always made it easy.
This is what it’s all about. Not money, not the amount of followers or likes. The amount of happiness within you, how you share it and who you get to share it with.
I have had a lazy day today and it has been amazing. All 6 kids are here and they are just enjoying each other’s company and have happily taken over the downstairs. So, the hubs and I camped out in bed. We stayed in jammies until about 20 minutes ago and binged on Netflix.
Finally we decided that we’d better get up and do something. LOL, so I changed in to comfortable clothes and did my yoga practice for the day. About 8 hours later than I usually would. Today’s theme was courage. Courage to come to the mat, to dedicate this time to ourselves and to stretch ourselves beyond comfort. It felt fabulous.
Let me tell you that the ending was getting into a yogi squat. Getting your body prepared to think about doing Crow pose. I have been able to do crow pose only a handful of times, though only this summer when I was doing Yoga everyday, after about 2 months of practice.
When Adriene started down into the squat and navigating us towards crow, I didn’t have a good feeling. That is OK though, I had courage to try. Even though, Adriene only offers it up as an option to try crow pose, of course I had to try. I tried 3 times. The first, my legs slipped right off of my arms. The second, I held it for nearly 10 seconds! AMAZING. Then the third I got it again, but only for a couple seconds.
I am getting stronger again in this journey every day. I am feeling better, my clothes are starting to fit better, my breathing has changed tremendously. I didn’t take a video of my crow pose today, as I literally had no idea that I was going to be able to hold it at all. Here is a video from when I did it back in August though.
Happy Saturday everyone! Namaste
This is it! This is your life. What are you waiting for? Who are you waiting to become? What needs to happen in order for you to get off the bench and start playing in the game?
Today has purpose. Today a million different things will happen. When you’re involved with your heart and eyes open, even the most simple of events can be amazing.
Stop waiting for your life to be different. Stop waiting until you have more money, lose more weight or have a better job. Start living your life with purpose today, right now!
It can take a long time to make your way to this place. Keep pushing though, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Today was day 10 of 30. I am a third of the way done with this 30 day yoga challenge and I am feeling great.
The theme today was “expand.” Giving a fuller version! The idea that when we take time we can give more. So will deep breaths and moving with our bodies, we can probably expand further than we thought possible. Also, that if we take time for ourselves, for some self care, we can more easily expand some care to others.
These ideas are why I really try to do my yoga practice first thing in the morning. Then I can take that expansion of self care with me through the day. Not only will I expand on the practice itself, meaning that I will eat better and make better health choices throughout the day. I will also, expand my mindset. Allowing myself to be more open to what is going on around me. Expand: Make larger or more extensive. Reaching out beyond the 30 minutes I am at the mat and taking it through my whole day.
Happy Friday. Namaste!
I am going to try to remember to go into my old posts every Friday and pull something that is trending!
Nearly every single day since I originally posted this, at least 1 person has read it.
Back in 2016 I did a Blog Challenge for Lent, it was a wonderful time of writing and really got me thinking. I hope that you enjoy the post.
As I imagine most writers do, I often get inspired by the things around me. Whether it is something happening in my home, a meme that I see on Facebook or things that are going on in the world.
This came across my Facebook news feed and I felt like I needed to share it. Grace, that is what this is about, grace. Give it to others and to yourself! None of us are perfect and most of us are just doing the best that we can. Happy Friday Friends.