Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's Important

...to remember where you came from. If you've moved on and up in your career, blog, social circle, whatever don't drink the kool aid. Remember what it was like when you started at zero. Show kindness to those left to fill your shoes.

...to pick up the phone every so often. The sound of a friends laughter is way more connecting than an "lol" over a screen.

...to be grateful everyday, even when you're faced with one shit storm after another. I'm not talking about the big things, obviously we're grateful for our kids, home, family, health, etc. I mean the small things like getting a spot close to the entrance of the mall or hearing your favorite song on the radio or remembering you have an umbrella in your trunk when it starts to rain. There are little joys in even the shittiest of days.

...to carve out a few moments of quiet just for yourself. Whether you take 5 minutes to meditate, or want to enjoy a hot cup of coffee on a chilly Fall morning on the deck or sip a glass of wine on the stoop wrapped in a blanket at the end of the day. Do it.

...to declutter. Every object in your home takes away some of your time. If you don't absolutely love it, toss it or donate it. Life is too short to be spent dusting knick knacks that you hate just because your Dear Aunt Sally gave them to you.

...to be kind. Everyone just wants to feel like someone understands them in this crazy, chaotic world.

...to give credit where credit is due. This post was inspired by the "I Believe" posts over at Exploits of a Military Mama

What is important to you?

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5 comments:

misssrobin said...

Great reminders. Taking the time to remember these things instead of just running through the day really helps.

I'm going to go breathe and ponder now.

lady gray said...

love it, mama. great post.

Katie Jeans Jewelry said...

Such great reminders. Thank you.

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

I am so with you on the de-cluttering this, esp. I detest clutter, and I like feeling like my living environment is clean and organized. Think it makes for a happy life!! This is a great post, though. Wonderful list :)

Tarunita said...

Great reminders!
Great post :)

http://dwivedi2326.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-miss-being-single.html

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