I saw a quote today that was so spot on I’m going to let it stand on its own as my post for today.
The Whistler mentioned to me the other day that he had decided on a life goal. Hmmm really?! I thought. I thought for a boy approaching his ninth birthday this was quite mature. He continued to share with me what he had decided would be his life’s goal.
This weekend flew by and it dawned on me during it that we try to do so much, to get so much done and we strive to do these things because we are trying to attain something. What is it that we are after? Is it happiness? What is it that we need so badly that we will over look those most important things to get “the list” done? I read this quote today and it struck me. I’ve decided to continue my efforts to slow down. Stop. Look around. There is not much that I need that I don’t already have.
Here’s to getting back into our routines! The holiday breaks are always fun and they give us a respite from the the sometimes tiring routines we all have to carry out. I’m always reminded of something my Mom use to say a lot.
Have a little fun everyday. ~My Mom
This quote from my Mom has stuck with me, funny how that happens. She always made sure there was a bit of fun to be had each day no matter what was going on. A great practice.
…so back to what I was saying, getting back to our routines is very comforting and routines can be fun.
I am grateful for the break from routine that I have had over the last week or so and grateful that I have established a good routine to take me through my everyday.
With that said: ONWARD!
My Lark and I watched the movie The Polar Express today. Ahh so much fun. My husband had an appointment and so we decided to watch this movie since it is our favorite. It’s chilly here in Boston now, typically we are out on a Sunday afternoon, but today was meant for snuggling in near the Christmas tree….
As I head into the holidays I am approaching with zen like prowess.
I’ve spent a lot of effort this year simplifying my life. I have truly learned from experience that the less I have the less stressful things tend to be. This is very hard to execute in our world.
Family, Work, technology, community responsibilities. My whole goal set for 2011 pretty much focused on a Less is More theme. It was about less events, less responsibility, less things. I didn’t realized it was going to seep into the topic of less people.
What I’m trying to say is sometimes less family is better. ahhh I’ve said it…..
“I try to look nice. I comb my hair, I tie my tie, I put on a jacket, but I draw the line when it comes to trimming my eyebrows.
You work with what you got.” ~ Andy Rooney
|Our aspirations are our possibilities. ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson|
|Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. ~David Lloyd George|
|If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. ~Norman Vincent Peale|
|People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It’s as simple as that. ~Earl Nightingale|
Yes, I’m going to start a Mantra category. Since I started writing about them they are all popping up in my head.
This Mantra is one that my husband has gifted to me. I am not sure of the source, I wish I knew. So I’ll just have to say anonymous.
A few things have come into my life recently that have helped me slow down. One of which is drinking tea. As I’ve mentioned before, I discovered at the beginning of the year that I in fact create most of my own stress. With this out in the open (everyone knew except me) I began to make some changes. Slowing down was one of those changes.
Reminds me while I am on vacation and am being challenged moment by moment that I have set up a few mantras that help me survive. So basically you are the only person who is going to keep the food out of your mouth. Your tiny tank helps to steer you. But if you truly want to you can still overeat. As overeaters we’ve all been there. Tiny tank. Too much food. Sick as a dog. Not pretty. My 7 year old son sometimes says to me Momma don’t eat the ice cream cause you know you will be on the couch later moaning. (not he’s exact words, he actually acts out what it will look like). Oh from the mouths of babes. The truth.