"All great changes are preceded by chaos." - Deepak Chopra
"Opportunities to find deeper power within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." – Joseph Campbell
"We were made to cooperate and connect, not to compete." – Lynne McTaggart
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Bloom where you are planted.” - Mary Engelbreit
My kids having a crazy good time outside of school....I bet they learned something too.
Editor's note: I thought a lot about not writing this post. It strays a little from the stuff I normally write about. But...I have a blog and I guess that means I can write about whatever is poking me to write about it at the time. I'm also kind of opinionated (in case you didn't know that yet). I honestly try very hard to reel it in and not be completely obnoxious, and I do pretty well for the most part. (Those of you who know me can stop laughing now). I do a lot better than I used to anyhow. But there are certain things that I have a really hard time keeping my trap shut about. Education is one of them. So here goes....
In Brave Blogging, we were asked to write about something we collect. My collection is a messy, crazy, jumble of stuff.....which actually, makes perfect sense when I think about it.
I collect light to draw on, when the darkness surrounds me.
I collect hugs from my son that make me feel like I am doing something right.
I collect smiles and kisses from my daughter that help me remember what’s important.
I collect frogs, because they keep me mindful of healing and sensitivity and remind me that transformation is not always pretty or comfortable, but always worth it.
Today, I feel like a failure because I told my kid too much sugar isn't good for her. Half an hour later, she was exercising in her room because she said she doesn’t like her body and that when she looks at all her friends, they’re skinnier than her. She’s 8. Only 8 dammit! Even though I NEVER diet or talk about weight or calories or any of it.....she has clearly been influenced by the dark side, and I feel powerless.
In the Brave Blogging course I'm taking, with the amazing Andrea Scher, we're learning how to capture the small moments. I'm realizing that there is so much meaning in the small, everyday moments. A series of small moments all strung together, is what makes a life. The little things definitely matter.
I can't stop staring at him.
A new haircut and suddenly, he's not the little boy with the raspy voice who hides under tables when his dad brings his guitar to pre-school.
Back in the crazy making days. So much fun right?
I know how to do this because I used to be a total expert at it, so trust me here. It’s a foolproof method. Works every time.......