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November 30, 2008

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callieandbatido

Loved your post Zen Mamma! It made me think about what my list might look like. While mine is not as well spoken and thought out as yours, the first thing that pops into my mind is laughter. Remembering to laugh. Laughter has gotten me through some great but also very trying times.

Another would be friendship. Nurturing friendships with a variety of different people in our lives. It fits into the "it takes a village" idea.

Being present is another big one. One I only strive to meet. Being present in my every day life and not focusing so hard on the end result that I miss the whole process of getting there. I have had weeks where I look back and can only remember what I did or did not cross off my "to do" list but can't remember much about how I spent each day or what my children said to me.

So, to my "little sister" I would say, "be present in your life, laugh a lot and suround yourself by friends". Not six things, but it's a start.

Zen Mama Wannabe

Well done, Callieandbatido! You are off to a great start!

Being present is one I work on a lot too - and so-o-o important! I know I miss out on so much because I am thinking ahead instead of just BEing there in the moment.

And where would we be without a little laughter?! There have been when I have wanted to SCREAM over more than a few accidental mishaps involving the kids. Those few times when I chose to laugh it off instead ultimately made ME feel better inside; I could just tell I handled it right when I was the look and relief in their eyes. And what a great thing to teach them!

Sheri

I love this list! I work on all of it, but figuring out how to feed my soul is my big project, or goal, right now. I need that for me and as mom it's so hard to do anything for yourself. But everyone suffers if we don't.

Thanks!

Zen Mama Wannabe

Feeding your soul is SUPER hard I think. Some days I am not even sure WHAT that means for me!?!! Yikes!

But you are right, Sheri, if we don't figure it out, everyone around us suffers. Like the old saying, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"

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